Hyssop

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Hyssop- Young Living

🌺 FUN FACTS 🌺

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and was considered a holy plant in biblical times.

The name, Hyssop,  actually means “holy herb.” It was used in rituals, teas, wound healing, and baths. David refers to hyssop in Psalm 51 as part of his repentant lament:

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment of minor infections. In some parts of the world, it had a spiritual function, and was believed to purify and “forgive sins.”1 Christianity held hyssop in high regard — the herb was cited as a symbol of baptism and reconciliation.2 In other religions, it is associated with purification. This is largely due to the miasma theory, the belief that scent chased away illness. Although that  isn’t exactly the mechanism of action, the idea was there and the application was effective.

When steam-distilled, the plant produces a very potent essential oil

🌺  WHAT IT DOES 🌺 

Hyssop has been used since ancient times for nearly every ailment under the sun, from spiritual and emotional cleansing to boozing immunity and restoring health to patients. It helps to regulate menstrual flow, blood pressure and perspiration, as well as opening the airways, healing the skin and boosting immunity. Emotionally, hyssop has been said to clear the mind, alleviate nervous tension and generally overcome fatigue. This energy-inciting quality is one reason it has been administered to patients as it helps them overcome lethargy from being sick. Sometimes the best remedy is to get a patient moving again.

Hyssop has been studied intensively for it’s powerful properties, namely the way it interacts with viral cells and “disarms them,” The Bible also refers to hyssop and other plants as “bitter herbs” which were used to stimulate digestion and calm the digestive tract. Adding a few drops to a carrier oil can do wonders to promote relaxed muscles in any part of the body.

Emotionally and spiritually, Hyssop has long been used as a cleansing and purifying oil. The ancient Hebrews used it to chase away evil spirits. Hyssop was the plant the Lord commanded that the Israelites use to paint the lamb’s blood over their doorposts to ward off the Angel of Death in Egypt. See Exodus

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System
  • Skin
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary/ renal System
  • Brain/ Emotions

🌺   IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌺 

Apply over throat for relief

Apply over lungs to open airways

Apply over kidneys for support

Apply topically, diffuse and inhale  for immune support as needed

Apply to the bottoms of the feet for immune support at bedtime

Apply to the feet for comfort and maintain proper inflammatory levels

Diffuse or inhale to stimulate alertness/ focus

Apply topically to joints to support pain-free movement and mobility

Apply topically to bruises to encourage healing

Apply topically to cuts, wounds, open skin to encourage healing and a healthy microbial level

Add a few drops to a compress and apply over the forehead to maintain a healthy body temperature

Use on insect bites

Apply to skin as needed to promote healing or relief

Apply over the abdomen to encourage healthy digestion and stimulate the digestive tract

Add a drop to your facial moisturizer to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Apply over the abdomen to maintain a comfortable menstrual cycle

🌺   CONSTITUENTS 🌺

  • Ketones: camphor
  • Monoterpenes : alpha pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene, myrcene
  • Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene
  • Phenols: eugenol
  • Alcohols: linalol, geraniol
  • Esters
  • Oxides: 1,8 cineol

🌺   FOUND IN 🌺

  • Egyptian Gold
  • Exodus II
  • GLF
  • Harmony
  • ImmuPower
  • Relieve It
  • White Angelica

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Myrrh

 

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Myrrh – Young Living

🏺FUN FACTS🏺

Well over 2,000 years before the baby Jesus received Myrrh as a gift, it was one of the most desired and most expensive items in the world. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite forced the goddess Myrrha into an incestuous relationship with her father, Cinyras. Cinyras avenged the act by turning his daughter into a Myrrh tree. When the tree sprouted its blooms, their child Adonis was born. The resinous drops that exude from cuts in the trees bark were said to be Myrrha’s  healing tears. For this reason, the Greeks and Romans used Myrrh to dress their battle wounds.

Myrrh oil has a smoky, sweet or sometimes bitter smell. The word myrrh comes from the Arabic word “murr” meaning bitter. The oil is a yellowish, orange color with a viscous consistency. Chinese have used Myrrh in their medicine from ancient times through modern.

Historically, Myrrh was an integral part of religious ceremonies, embalming, and as a medical cure for all kinds of ancient (and modern day) diseases. Myrrh is also a beloved oil of perfumers as it extends the fragrance of other aromatics. There is good reason that Myrrh was offered as a gift to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords at the first Christmas

🏺WHAT IT DOES 🏺

Two primary active compounds are found in myrrh, called terpenoids and sesquiterpenes, both of which have powerful health effects, which promotes  healthy inflammatory response and fill the body with life-giving anti-oxidants. Sesquiterpenes specifically have an effect on our emotional center in the hypothalamus, helping us remain calm and balanced. Both of these compounds are under investigation for their health benefits, as well as other potential therapeutic uses.

Myrrh can help maintain healthy skin by soothing chapped or cracked patches. It is commonly added to skin care products to help with moisturizing and also for fragrance. Ancient Egyptians used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin. Myrrh is commonly used in aromatherapy for massages. It can also be added to a warm bath or applied directly to the skin

🏺 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🏺

  • Mix with other essential oils to create your own unique scent
  • diffuse for fragrance
  • Mix with lotion or carrier oil and apply to the skin for moisturizing, soothing and healing
  • Use Myrrh to make DIY natural skincare products- its the ancient oils of beauty
  • Apply topically to cuts, scrapes, abrasions
  • Add a few drops to a cold compress and apply on location for comfort
  • Massage a few drops in carrier oil over the chest for respiratory support
  • Apply over abdomen for calming & digestive support
  • apply in carrier oil over the throat for soothing comfort
  • Apply to feet, toenails and other locations to maintain a healthy microbial environment
  • apply to stretch marks
  • apply topically to promote comfort and healthy gums

🏺BLENDS WITH 🏺

  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • All spice oils

🏺 FOUND IN 🏺

  • Abundance
  • Egyptian Gold
  • Exodus II
  • Gratitude
  • Hope
  • Humility
  • 3 Wise Men
  • White Angelica
  • Boswelia Wrinkle Cream
  • Essential Beauty Serum- Dry Skin Blend
  • Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
  • Protec
  • Rose Ointment
  • Sandalwood Moisture Cream
  • Lavender Bath Gel
  • EndoGize
  • Omega Blue
  • Thyromin

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