HYSSOP

Hyssopus officinalis

The ancient Greeks used hyssop to cleanse and purify their temples; it is associated with the elimination of negativity. It is also used as a healing herb, and during the Renaissance era, Europeans kept hyssop in their sickrooms, both to aid in healing and to mask unpleasant aromas. Use hyssop for workings related to health and wellness, protection, purification, and banishment of negative energy. Hyssop is a fairly easy plant to grow, so keep a pot in your home if possible.

Parts Used: Essential oil, leaves

Associated Element: Fire

Magical Uses: Banishing, healing, protection, purification

Rituals and Celebrations: Banishing rituals, healing magic

Blends Well With: Feverfew, rue

Substitutions: Rue, pennyroyal, lemon balm

Often Used With: Agate

Precautions: Keep hyssop out of reach of pets, as it can be toxic to animals.

Applications: Hang hyssop or keep plants in your home to rid the house of negativity, or carry a bit in your pocket for protection. Infuse the leaves in water to sprinkle around the room of someone who is sick, or blend them into incense to purify the home. Anoint a black candle with hyssop essential oil to banish harmful people from your life.

 

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