Hyssop (dried leaves) - Hyssopus officinalis - from Hungary. Hyssop has a beautiful warm, herblike fragrance with strong cleansing and purifying properties.
Hyssop has long been considered a scared plant of mystery among the Hebrews and revered for its cleansing properties by the Greeks and Romans. Hyssop clears the mind, strengthens the nerves, and promotes relaxation.
Synonyms: none known
Origin: Mediterranean regions; Central and South Europe, Central and West Asia, North Africa
Parts Used: dried leaves, stems and flowers
Aroma Description: warm, powerful, slightly sharp, sweet, camphoraceous, spicy, herbaceous
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: used to flavor soups, salads, legumes and meat dishes. Dried herb is used to make teas. Oil is used to flavor bitters and liqueurs, such as Chartreuse.
Medicinal Attributes: astringent, expectorant, anti-inflammatory. Used to treat bronchitis, respiratory and urinary tract infections and congestion, feverish illnesses, gas, colic, nervous exhaustion, cuts bruises, etc.
Element Association: Fire
Magical Associations: protection, prosperity
Astrological Association: Sagittarius
Planetary Association: Jupiter
Season: Summer, Autumn
Aromatic Note: Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled - subject to legal restrictions in some countries.
Mixes Well With: bay laurel, cedar, lavender, rosemary, sage-desert, sage-white, etc.
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Per ounce (28 grams) $3.25
Per 4 ounces (112 grams) $12.35
Per half pound (224 grams) $23.40
Per pound (454 grams) $41.60