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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Hyssopus officinalis essential oil
Plant Name
: Hyssopus
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Shoot


The main volatile constituents of H. ocinalis essential oil from a variety of locations are b-pinene, limonene, b-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, pinocamphone, isopino-camphone, pinocarvone, germacrene-D and methyleugenol.

Other Details

The fresh herb is commonly used in cooking. Essence of hyssop can be obtained by steaming, and is used in cooking to a lesser extent. The plant is commonly used by beekeepers to produce a rich and aromatic honey.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Garg, S. N., et al. "Composition of essential oil from an annual crop of Hyssopus officinalis grown in Indian plains." Flavour and fragrance journal 14.3 (1999): 170-172.

2. Letessier, M. P., K. P. Svoboda, and D. R. Walters. "Antifungal activity of the essential oil of hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)." Journal of phytopathology 149.11‐12 (2001): 673-678.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Pinocamphone 49.11

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 18.40
2Limonene 5.55
3Beta-Phellandrene 4.15
4Alpha- Pinene 1.80
5Sabinene 1.26
6Alpha-Thujene 1.01
7Cis-beta-ocimene 0.11
8Delta-Cadinene 0.80
9Elemene 0.15
10(Z,E)-Farnesol 0.29
11Germacrene-D 0.65
12Alpha-Eudesmol 0.18
13Methyl Eugenol 0.21
14Alpha-Humulene 0.07
15Myrtenol 0.66
16Alpha-Terpineol 0.54
17Beta-Caryophyllene 0.27
18Beta-Eudesmol 0.17

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