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
- 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
- Oxides: 1,8 cineol
🌺 FOUND IN 🌺
- Egyptian Gold
- Exodus II
- Relieve It
- White Angelica
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