Hyssop

How does Hyssop work?

The chemicals in hyssop may affect the heart and may increase secretions in the lungs.

Are there safety concerns?

Hyssop is considered safe for most people in the amounts commonly found in foods and in medicinal amounts. However, do not use the oil product because it has caused seizures in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to use hyssop during pregnancy because it might cause the uterus to contract or start menstruation. These effects could lead to a miscarriage.

It's not known whether hyssop is safe to use during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Children: It's UNSAFE to give hyssop to children. Convulsions were reported in a child who took 2-3 drops of hyssop oil over several days.

Seizures: If you have a history of having seizures, don't use hyssop. It might trigger seizures or make them worse.

Dosing considerations for Hyssop.

The appropriate dose of hyssop depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for hyssop. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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