HYSSOP ESSENTIAL OIL
Hyssop oil is known for its anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, sedative, stimulant, tonic and vulnerary agent properties. Historically, Hyssop was referred to in the Bible for its cleansing effect in connection with plague, leprosy and chest ailments. It has been used for purification and to ward off lice. Hyssop oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing but does contain pinocamphone and should be used in moderation. Avoid use during pregnancy and by people with epilepsy. Note: Middle-Top
King David wrote in Psalm 51:7, “Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
David prayed this prayer after Nathan the prophet came and confronted him about his sin of going in to Bathsheba, committing adultery and murder in 2 Samuel 12:1-14.
As he began to meditate on the law, David felt great remorse and truly repented from his sin. His longing to restore his relationship with God reminded him of his understanding of the healing properties of Hyssop as a purifier inspired him in his psalm of prayer to God.
The Hebrew word for “Hyssop” is esob and means “holy herb.” Hyssop is considered to be spiritually purifying and serves as an aid in cleansing oneself from sin, immorality, evil thoughts, or bad habits.
The method of using of Hyssop oil (inhaled or applied to the body) to purge oneself from iniquity has scientific basis.
In Stewart, David, Ph.D., D.N.M. The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s love manifest in molecules, he stated that Hyssop Essential Oil has constituents that can reprogram the DNA where sinful tendencies (negative emotions) are stored, thus releasing and cleansing the root cause of the action.
Another reason for the Jewish belief that Hyssop Oil spiritual uses repels evil spirits is because of the passage in the book of Exodus, where Moses asked the elders of Israel to sacrifice a spotless lamb and to use a Hyssop branch to apply the blood of the lamb to the doorposts of their dwellings.
At the first Passover, the angel of death killed the firstborn son of every household except those whose doorway was marked with the lamb’s blood using a Hyssop branch. Exodus 12:22 says,
And ye shall take a bunch of Hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason.
Striking the doorposts would have released the scent of the Hyssop and the oil.
Yeshua, who died in His Bride’s place, became the Passover Lamb. In John 19:29, it reads, “Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon Hyssop, and put it to his mouth.”
They dipped the sponge in sour wine or vinegar and extended it to His mouth on a branch of Hyssop because He is the door. This prophetic charade portrayed His blood as the only way of salvation and the Hyssop—symbolic of the Holy Spirit—as the one who purifies and sanctifies the believer.
BOTANICAL NAME: Hyssopus officinialis
1, 8-Cineole: 52.40%
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: Hyssop essential oil is a thin, pale yellow green liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Hyssop oil is a top note with a strong aroma, Hyssop Essential Oil has a sweetly medicinal scent that many find appealing.
Hyssop Oil Benefits
Hyssop essential oil is extracted from the flowers and leaves of Hyssopus officinalis. Known in the ancient world as a holy herb for its purification abilities, this shrub grows mainly in the Mediterranean region.
Hyssop Essential Oil benefits are useful for easing colds, coughs, and fever as a decongestant. Hyssop oil helps reduce fat in tissue, raises low blood pressure, opens the respiratory system, and strengthens and tones the nervous system. Hyssop essential oil serves as a sedative and is good for quieting anxiety and clearing the mind.
For almost a millennium, Hyssop oil has been used medicinally for its antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-infectious properties. Hyssop essential oil has also been beneficial for opening the respiratory system.
Product Abstract: Hyssop Essential Oil is found in the Mediterranean area, the Hyssop plant is about 60 cm (2 feet) high and very attractive to bees. It has a hairy, woody stem, small lance-shaped green leaves and purple-blue flowers. Well used in ancient times, Hyssop Oil was referred to in the Bible for its cleansing effect in connection with disease. It was used for purifying sacred places and during the Middle Ages, as a strewing herb to ward off lice.
Cautions: Due to the presence of pinocamphon in this oil, please consult a physician prior to use. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
IMPORTANT: All products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.