One of the most revered ancient herbs, hyssop has a long-standing reputation in folklore and religion. Famous in biblical references to leprosy cleansing rituals and as a general symbol of purification, some scholars have since contested if what we call hyssop existed in ancient Israel. Nevertheless the association of this herb spread, and hyssop has long been used in sacred cleansing and religious rituals.
Hyssop has had medical uses for centuries. Some of its everyday applications included as a flavoring agent in everything from baked goods to stews to herb-based liquors like absinthe, Bénédictine, and Chartreuse. It was a favored remedy in the English countryside, where it was grown in the garden, crushed, and mixed with sugar to form a poultice that was applied to worker’s scratches and wounds to protect against tetanus and other infections. The leaves have long been brewed into a tea for nose, lung, and throat problems, and are still brewed or gargled for colds, the flu, or more severe respiratory issues today.
One of hyssop’s values in essential oil practice is that it is among the strongest antiviral oils. It has even been known to treat conditions that appear in the later stages of HIV. It is a good stimulant for the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, or excretory systems. It is still used for many original purposes, such as for coughs, colds, respiratory infections, asthma, or abdominal pains cause by muscle spasms or cramps though care should be taken as it contains thujone a powerful neurotoxin. Oil diffusion is known to banish negative energy, stimulate creativity, and help establish spiritual connections.
Organic hyssop essential oil from Prana Organic Plant Oils is an aromatherapy must have. You will absolutely love the deep and earthy floral scent of this oil.
- Common Name: Hyssop
- Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Extraction Method: Steam
- Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers
Do not apply undiluted to the skin. If pregnant, breast feeding or under the care of a physician consult your doctor. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
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