HYSSOP

 

NAME : HYSSOP

GAELIC NAME :

LATIN NAME : Hyssopus officinalis

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Hyssop Herb Isopo Ysopo,  Yssop

MEDICINAL PART : The herb.

HABITAT : Southern Europe.

DESCRIPTION : Hyssop is a bushy, evergreen plant from southern Europe. Once widely cultivated for medicinal uses, it is now grown mostly as an ornamental shrub. The plant consists of several square, branched, downy stems which are woody at the bottom and bear opposite, sessile, glabrous to hairy, linear-lanceolate leaves.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The rose-coloured to bluish-purple flowers grow in successive
axillary whorls at the tops of the branches and stem from June to October.


PROPERTIES : Astringent Carminative Emmenagogue Expectorant Stimulant Stomachic Tonic

USES : Hyssop is used in essentially the same way as sage, with which it is sometimes combined to make a gargle for sore throat. hyssop tea can be used for poor digestion, breast and lung problems, coughs due to colds, nose and throat infections, mucous congestion in the intestines, flatulence, scrofula, dropsy, and jaundice. The decoction is said to help relive inflammations, and it can also be used as a wash for burns, bruises, and skin irritations, and as a gargle for sore throats or chronic catarrh. Apply the crushed leaves directly to bruises or to wounds to cure infection and promote healing.

Preparation and Dosage: Do not use continuously for extended periods.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Masculine
PLANET : Jupiter
ELEMENT : Fire
POWERS : Purification Protection

MAGICAL USES

Hyssop is the most widely used purification herb in magic. It is added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil and negativity.

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