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Mountain hyssop organic

Mountain hyssop organic

Hyssopus officinalis var. montana

Botanical Properties

Hyssop is a creeping shrub of the Lamiaceae family, with very fragrant violet-blue flowers, grouped on stems.
Hyssop comes from scrublands in the Mediterranean region. (France, Spain, North Africa, Italy)
It grows on dry, very sunny soils.

Origin and history

Known since Antiquity, Hyssop is a medicinal and culinary plant, particular to the Mediterranean climate. A fragrant honey plant, it attracts bees. Very aromatic, it is a pleasant seasoning for dishes and salads in the cuisines of sunny regions.
Be careful not to confuse mountain hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis var. montana), free from toxicity, with Hyssopus officinalis var. officinalis which is neurotoxic and an abortifacient and must only be used on the advice of a specialist

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: clear liquid
Colour: pale yellow
Odour: fresh, characteristic of eucalyptol

Distilled parts: Flowering heads

Country of origin: Spain

Density: 0,91


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: 1,8-cineole, beta-pinene, pinocarvone, cis-pinocamphone
Allergenic compounds naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, linalool
Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy for some people. To check your tolerance, always perform an application test in the crease of the elbow before using your blends.


Mountain Hyssop Organic essential oil is a powerful virucide, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic: it liquefies secretions.
It allows for faster recovery of sick people by fighting fatigue, and is refreshing and invigorating


Mountain Hyssop Organic essential oil is effective against acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma (non allergic), colds and helps overcome difficulties in concentrating and feelings of exhaustion.



Consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 or 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey to treat bronchitis.
On the skin, to treat asthmatic cough: a few drops diluted in a vegetable oil to rub into the chest
By diffusion: to combat fatigue.

Possible synergies

Ravintsara, eucalyptus radiata

Energetic values and synergies

In energetic aromatherapy, Mountain Hyssop Organic essential oil is associated with the third-eye chakra or Ajna chakra.
Its colour is indigo.
Indigo favours intuition, foresight, raised consciousness and concentration. Indigo blue has a favourable action on sinusitis, eye fatigue and headaches.


Flammable. Oral administration on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 years or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food usage possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The data given on essential oils on this website is for information only. In no way does it replace the advice given by a doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult a doctor.

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