Extracted from a herbaceous plant belonging to a genus known as “Hyssopus” is an essential oil known as Hyssop Oil. This oil is derived from a plant known as “Hyssop” belonging to the “Hyssopus officinalis” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is renowned for its disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. In addition, this oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the plant using the “steam distillation” process.
A. Chemical constituents of the Hyssop Oil:
This oil is obtained from flowers and leaves of a plant belonging to the “Hyssopus officinalis” species within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil comprises of organic compounds such as Alpha Pinene, Camphene, Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Pinocamphone, Iso-Pinocamphene, Gamma Terpineol, Cineole and Thujone. However, it is thujone and phenols that form the major components of this oil.
B. The uses and benefits of the Hyssop Oil:
There are a number of benefits to using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
The oil comprises of a medicinal property that enables the contraction of muscles and skin, and thereby serves as an astringent.
This oil when used exhibits a curative property that inhibits muscle spasms, and thereby serves as an antispasmodic.
This oil also possesses “anti-rheumatic” property and thereby functions by suppressing the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
This oil also comprises of a curative property that helps in treating internal and external wounds by enabling the destruction of microorganism.
This oil also possesses a property which enables the flushing of waste materials such as kidney stones, excessive fat etc from the body by promoting the stimulation of urination.
C. The adverse reaction of the Hyssop Oil:
There are couple adverse reactions that may occur on using this oil. They are as follows;
- The use of this oil severely affects individuals suffering from epilepsy, and hence they must avoid using it.
- This oil usage is also extremely harmful to pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.