History states that Hyssop is one of the purest, holiest items used in the world's first religions. Ancient texts have described the perennial plant as a sacred part of their rituals. Native to the Mediterranean region, this herb was loved for its spiritual and medicinal use. The Romans made use of the plant against minor infections. The Christians regard it as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Today, we enjoy the benefits use of the hyssop in a much more modern way. A potent essential oil is produced using steam distillation, which can be used to treat many problems in the health.
The chemical composition of this liquid form varies, depending mainly on the growth stage of the plant. A journal reveals that hyssop oil derived from the vegetative stage of the herb has higher levels of its potent components, including the Transpinocamphone. Oil derived from an older plant has a bigger amount of Cis Pinocamphone. It was also discovered that higher levels of an element called phytochemical Pinocamphone leads to the toxicity of plant oil. This is also present in hyssop oil and thus, must be used moderately.
Beta Pinene, another element of the oil, is a powerful decongestant which is used to relieve the respiratory system by loosening out the mucus membranes. Other benefits of the oil include its antibacterial and antifungal properties, which helps ward off pathogenic organisms in the body. One study has found that hyssop oil shows strong antimicrobial presence against E-coli, Candida albicans and some types of Staphylococcus.
The oil has been viewed to bring relief to body pains such as toothaches, sores, bruises, arthritis and ear pain. When applied on small injuries, the herbal liquid can work as an antiseptic. This is your organic alternative to foster faster healing of cuts and wounds. In addition, the hyssop oil is also a cicatrisant, used often to treat skin problems. Insect bites, rashes, and even varieties of pox and boils can be cured effectively. Applying the oil on scars make them quickly disappear.
Hyssop oil is also a great stimulant. It fosters better nutrient absorption and boosts one's metabolism. It also stimulates internal organs in the endocrine, nervous and the circulatory systems. The oil also relieves pain in the respiratory system. It is also a great febrifuge, lowering body temperature in cases of fever and also offers anti-rheumatic properties. Specific health conditions, such as hypotension, irregular menstrual cycle, menopause and respiratory problems can benefit from using hyssop. It is a great anti-aging solution, which solves sagging and wrinkles on skin, and heals inflammation. Intake of this can cure flatulence, indigestion and loss of appetite.
You can use hyssop oil in many ways. Use a few drops of this oil with a carrier oil and massage it on the aching parts of your body. Massaging the mixture on your stomach will relieve you of gastrointestinal discomfort caused by gas. Inhale the oil to ease nasal congestion and colds; alternatively, you may use a few drops of the oil mixed with vapor rub to rub on your chest. To heal scars, add hyssop oil to your lotion or cream during application. To cure menstrual discomfort, massage the oil with a carrier oil on your abdomen.
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