HYSSOP (Hyssopus decumbens): May strengthen lungs; benefit poor vitality, breathlessness and immune deficiency. It is a symbol of spiritual cleansing. Aids to strengthen and clear lungs, discharge toxins, opening up the respiratory system and bronchitis. Helps to prevent colds and flu and works to fight infection and may assist dry choking cough. Assists to normalize blood pressure, stimulates and warms the digestion. Used for appetite loss, slow digestion and abdominal bloating, colic, fatigue, dermatitis, bruises, gout, nervous tension, arthritis, anti-inflammatory of the pulmonary, rheumatism, sore throat, stimulates and decongests liver, hepatitis, intestinal parasites, cystitis, aids nervous depression, anxiety and regulating lipid metabolism.
Scripture: In Scripture 12 times. Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49 - 52; Numbers 19:6, 18; I Kings 4:33; Psalms 51:7; John 19:29 and Hebrews 9:19. This bitter herb of the Bible was used to purify the temple, during the Passover and the crucifixion of Yehushua/Jesus Used for spiritual and physical cleansing of the Temple.
Hyssop is associated physical, emotional and spiritual purging and cleansing throughout Scripture. It’s best known for its use during the plague of the angel of death when it was used to dip into blood and apply the lamb’s blood to the threshold of the Israelites before their Exodus (Exo. 12:22).
Again, it was cited by King David who called upon Elohim to purge him with hyssop AFTER he had a heart of repentance (Psa. 51:7).
Along with vinegar, Hyssop was offered up to Yehushua when he thirst. (Mark 15:36, John 19:29)
Note that YeHuSHuWaH (Jesus) received the Hyssop with vinegar but did not receive the Myrrh with wine. Was this perhaps because He knew His mission was to make a purging for the sourness of His people and, yet, He could not receive the soothing balm of Myrrh which builds up and fortifies as it was His time to be broken and separated and not belong as it was prophesied? Furthermore, YeHuSHuWaH has already told his talmidim – disciples that he would not drink wine – that is from the vine – again until He will drink it with them in His Father’s Kingdom! (Mat. 26:26-29, Mark 15:23, 36, John 19:29)
Aside from spiritual cleansing, Hyssop is known to strengthen the lungs and open up the respiratory system. Thus, it’s used for bronchitis, colds, flu, dry choking coughs and to fight infection and intestinal parasites.
Perhaps its ability to open up the respiratory system and fight infection and parasites is one of the reasons Elohim told the Israelites to use it when preparing for the Angel of death.
It also assists to normalize blood pressure, stimulate digestion and aid abdominal bloating, colic and helps to regulate lipid metabolism.
Emotionally, it’s used to relieve depression, nervousness, and anxiety. Spiritually, it’s used to help focus while praying.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:7 - 10
Ancient Use: Spiritually cleansing, helping the mind focus during prayer. Used forpurification from sin, addictions and destructive habits. Various medicines, respiratory relief, decongestant, expectorant, repeller of evil spirits.
Modern Use: Its main use has been for respiratory disorders - colds, flu, bronchitis, upper respiratory catarrh. It contains the bitter component, marrubiin (also found in White Horehound), which has expectorant properties. It may be used for fevers, as it promotes sweating. It has also been used for sluggish digestion, mucus congestion in the intestines, and for throat infections. It can be useful for the cold sores of the Herpes simplex virus due to its antiviral activities. Externally, it is beneficial for burns, bruises, wounds, and infections. Immune system builder. Monoterpenes reprogram DNA. Relieve anxiety, arthritis, asthma, respiratory infections, parasites, sore throats, cuts/wounds. Metabolizes fat, increases perspiration, detoxifying and emotionally balancing.
For a choking dry cough, we use 1 – 2 drops of Frankincense and/or Hyssop in a shot glass and swish in mouth and/or gargle then spit out. It's best and safest to mix hyssop with coconut, rice or soy milk before gargling with it.
Emotional Influence: Emotionally balancing. Beneficial for the type of person who is easily affected by other’s moods and emotions, and who, as a result, quickly absorbs tension from their environment. This could include those who are sensitive and have prophetic tendencies and walk in spiritual discernment. It helps to purge confused thoughts and negative emotions, which leads us to greater spiritual insight and generosity. Its effect on the nervous system and mind is a distinctly invigorating one. Has been used for poor concentration, mental fatigue and chronic nervous debility.
Application: Use 4 - 5 drops for massage. Diffuse, topical and oral.
Constituent: Oxides, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes.
Descriptor: Expectorant, antioxidant, stimulates liver, aids digestion, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, alkalizing, tonic.
Distilled: Flowers and Leaves
Found In: CoHeN, Out of Egypt (Exodus) and HaDaSsaH.
CAUTION: Use in moderation as it is a hot and stimulating oil in nature.
For a choking dry cough, we use 1 – 2 drops of Frankincense and/or Hyssop in a shot glass and swish in mouth and/or gargle then spit out. It's safe and best to put the 1 - 2 drops in with a fat such as coconut, rice or soy milk before using it to gargle.
*Grown organically but not certified.