Hyssop Materia Medica


Hyssop (primarily the flowers and young leaves) has been used herbal medicine for thousands of years. In earlier time, hyssop was used to cleanse lepers and as a strewing herb in sick rooms, to help prevent the spread of infection. One of hyssops most notable medicinal uses was to treat coughs, colds, congestion and other catarrhal conditions. In England, it was a traditional remedy for cuts and wounds and was also used to reduce the risk of tetanus infection (a poultice of bruised hyssop leaves and sugar was applied to the

As an herbal medicine, hyssop is classified as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cathartic, diaphoretic, digestive stimulant, diuretic, cough suppressant, emetic,  expectorant, immune tonic, sedative and tonic (general).

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20 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Typhoid
Sefirot: Gevurah/Hod Interface
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and history; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; astral body; defense mechanism; homeopathic remedy Arnica; shaman stones; hysteria; cedarwood, the color red; Typhoid miasm; interface between Gevurah and Hod.

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