Hyssop (Decumbens) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Hyssopus decumbens
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Leaves and Tops
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
beta caryophyllene
beta pinene
alpha pinene
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Wholesale Pure Hyssop Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure Hyssop essential oil steam distilled. Hyssop decumbens is a specialty aromatherapy oil with low ketone content suitable for most aromatherapy applications. Hyssop is considered a potent antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-infectious agent. It is recommended for the reduction of herpes simplex. It carries a sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm-spicy herbaceous undertone. This Hyssop Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Hyssop is a perennial aromatic sub-shrub growing up to 0.5m high with a woody base leading to slender, herbaceous stems topped by whorls of small, purple-blue flowers. Hyssop has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal use for hundreds of years. It is native to southern Europe with major producing countries being France, Hungary, and Holland.


Hyssop Essential Oil is a colorless liquid with a sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm-spciy herbaceous undertone. The herb has been traditionally used for perhaps a thousand years for its antiseptic, disinfecting, and anti-infectious properties.

Aromatherapy Notes

Hyssop decumbens is a specialty aromatherapy oil, with low ketone content, suitable for most aromatherapy applications. The Certified Organic 'Common' Hyssop officinalis should be used only with understanding of its potency and where its use is preferred for particular recipes and uses. Hyssop is considered one of the strongest anti-viral essential oils. It contains natural molecules from nearly every class of compounds found in therapeutic essential oils, yet it is still quite gentle. It is one of the oils recommended for herpes simplex and can work effectively for many other viral infections. It may be used from a nebulizing diffuser or on the accupressure/reflexology points of the feet associated with the illness.

Traditional Uses

Hyssop is one of the bitter herbs mentioned in the Old Testament and its flowers and leaves have been highly valued since antiquity for their therapeutic properties. Hippocrates prescribed it for pleurisy and bronchitis. Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens has the strongest anti-viral effects and is suitable for fighting herpes and fever blisters - just a tiny dab undiluted can be applied to herpes legions or fever blisters inside the mouth. Its primary use in aromatherapy has been for respiratory complaints including asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis.  Because of its mild and non-toxic nature it is well suited for children.

Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature

  • As a nerve tonic, it can be used to ease nervous tension, depression and anxiety, and can be applied externally to target rheumatism, bruises, sores, earache and toothache. It has also been used to regulate blood pressure and as a general tonic relieving states of anxiety or hysteria.
  • Hyssop is listed in the current British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for use in use in bronchitis and the common cold.
  • In Chinese medicine, Hyssop is prescribed to clear lung heat and to combat nervous depression. In Chinese medicine, Hyssop is describes as hot and stimulating and is a tonic for Yang, or masculine, Qi.
  • It is reputed to strengthen and warm the lungs and aid in relief of bronchitis, low energy, brethlessnesss and immune deficiency.


  • Regulates circulation and helps lower blood pressure


  • Digestive Tonic and appetite stimulant
  • Mild laxative
  • Relieves stomach cramps and expels wind

Immune System

  • Hyssopus officinalis c.t. decumbens is a potent, yet gentle anti-viral suitable for fighting herpes

Respiratory System

  • Liquefies mucus and relieves bronchial spasms
  • Effective for targeting colds, sore throats, influenza, bronchitis and asthma

Application and Use


Hyssopus officinalis oil should not be used during pregnancy or on individuals with epilepsy. Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens contains very little of the hazardous ketones and is considered safer.