Hyssop type cineol

Hyssop Essential Oil type cineol Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop type cineol

Hyssopus officinalis
CAS: 8006-83-5 / 84603-66-7 EINECS / ELINCS: 283-266-2 FEMA: 2591


CAS  8006-83-5 / 84603-66-7
EINECS / ELINCS  283-266-2
FEMA  2591
INCI NAME  Hyssopus Officianalis Herb Oil


Aspecto  Transparent liquid
Color  Pale yellow to pale brown
Olor  Characteristic, sweet, cineolic, herbaceous, balsamic.


Densidad  0.900 - 0.960
Refracción  1.460 - 1.480
Rotación  -10 / 0
Punto de inflamación  50º C

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION (Active principles)

Componente NORMA
a-PINENE  2 - 4
b-PINENE  5 - 18
b-MYRCENE  1 - 4
1,8 CINEOLE  40 - 57
Cis-b-OCIMENE  2 - 5
Trans-b-OCIMENE  1 - 4
a-TERPINEOL  1 - 3
GERMACREN D  0.5 - 2


The Hyssop oil, the type Cineol, is obtained by steam ddistillation from the Hyssopus Officinalis plant.

This plant is native to the Iberian Peninsula.

The hyssop is a herbaceous or sub-bushy plant that form dense bushes and reach 60 cm high. The leaves are dark green and elongated. The flowers are presented in spikes and are blue (sometimes pink or white).

It blooms during the summer, being its harvest at the end of September.

The plant is very used in beekeeping, giving an excellent honey rich in aroma.

Its leaves serve as an aromatic condiment, having a slightly bitter taste and an intense menthol aroma, which also makes it a basic component in liqueurs.

Traditional medicine uses it as a natural remedy for colds.

It has balsamic, expectorant, antitussive, antiseptic and digestion stimulating properties.

Its essential oil has a psychoanaleptic and antibiotic effect.