Hyssop

 

Common names:

  • Hyssop

 

Essential components:

  • Isopinocamphone
  • Pinocamphones
  • Linalool
  • 1,8 Cineole

 

Properties:

  • Adaptogen
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiviral

 

Summary:

  • Hyssop flowers are abundant in Isopinocamphone and Pinocamphone which exhibit muscle relaxing and slight sedative effects on the human body. Studies have also found that this flower contains molecules that are able to fight bacteria and exhibit some antiviral activity.

 

Uses:

  • Herbal tea
  • Extract
  • Essential oil

 

Precautions:

  • Do not take high doses of this plant because it does contain ketones, which are toxic in high doses.