The most widely used purification herb in magick.
Lightens vibrations and promotes spiritual opening; used for cleansing and purification.
Said to protect property against burglars and trespassers.
Used to consecrate magickal tools or items made of tin.
The best herb for physical cleansing and washing of temple, ritual tools, or oneself (bath magick).
Add to baths & sachets, infuse and sprinkle on objects/people for cleansing or hang in the home to purge it of evil & negativity.
Also Called: Yssop, Ysopo
Currently an undervalued herb, it is often used as a household remedy, particularly as an expectorant and stomach tonic.
It has a positive effect when used to treat bronchitis and respiratory infections, especially where there is excessive mucous production.
Hyssop can irritate the mucous membranes,so it is best given after an infection has peaked, when the herb’s tonic action encourages a general recovery.
The plant should not be used by pregnant women, however, since in large quantities it can induce a miscarriage.
The leaves and flowering tops are antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, pectoral, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vasodilator.
A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of flatulence, stomach-aches, upper respiratory tract infections, coughs in children etc.
A poultice made from the fresh herb is used to heal wounds.
The essential oil is used in aromatherapy. This oil should not be used on people who are highly strung as it can cause epileptic symptoms.
The essential oil should not be used internally except under professional supervision.