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hyssop

(hĭs`əp), aromatic, perennial, somewhat woody herb (Hyssopus officinalis) of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), native to the Old World but partially naturalized in North America. The plant has small, violet-blue or sometimes pink or white flowers. Although now grown chiefly for ornament, it has been used to flavor soups and salads, as a tea for chest ailments, and as a poultice for bruises; oil of hyssop has been added to liqueurs and cologne. The hyssop of the Scriptures (1 Kings 4.33; Ps. 51.7; John 19.29) may have been a similar plant or the name may have referred to different plants. Hyssop is used as a symbol of humility in religious painting. North American plants of the related genus Agastache are called giant hyssop and were used medicinally and as flavoring by the Native Americans. Hyssop is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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hyssop

Purple, pink or bluish flowers on a spike. (in mint family) Leaf tea used as anti-viral for herpes, HIV, etc. Used to loosen phlegm, relieve gas and help lungs- bronchitis, asthma, coughs. Rub in hair and on skin for eczema, dandruff and itchy scalp. Do not use if pregnant or epileptic.

hyssop

Biblical herb used for ceremonial sprinkling. [Flower Symbolism: O.T. Psalms 51:7]

hyssop

1. a widely cultivated Asian plant, Hyssopus officinalis, with spikes of small blue flowers and aromatic leaves, used as a condiment and in perfumery and folk medicine: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. any of several similar or related plants such as the hedge hyssop
3. a Biblical plant, used for sprinkling in the ritual practices of the Hebrews
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Since ancient times hyssop has been infused to treat infections of the respiratory system particularly where there is excessive mucus: the herb gently stimulates expectoration and aids recovery.
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Now the president of his own family's charitable foundation, he searched for a cause that could unite many disparate institutions in one drive toward a reachable goal, an undertaking no less daunting than trying to cure leprosy with some hyssop and earthenware.
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Other emergent and submerged vegetation in the Beaver pond included: cattail (Typha latifolia), water hyssop (Bacopa monnieri), spikerush (Eleocharis caribaea), and water pennywort (Hydrocotyle umbellata).
When Jim Hyssop saw a Starbucks open up several years ago in downtown Stratford-upon-Avon, near the McDonald's and Pizza Hut already there, he grimly forecast: A"If someone blindfolded you, put you in a helicopter and set you down in a town somewhere in England, you wouldn't be able to tell where you are anymore.
Medical plants also grow in the reserve such as thyme, wild garlic, hyssop, dandelion, narcissus, Artemisia and lilies.
After agreeing that the liquid has illegally high amounts of wormwood, hyssop and fennel, the two proved in court the harmlessness of fennel unless consumed in extremely large amounts.
Siting Herbs Full Sun Soil Preference Borage Sage dry Coriander medium Cumin medium Garlic rich, well-drained Horehound dry, poor soil Hyssop light, well-drained Lavender poor, rocks Oregano rich, well-drained Rosemary medium, well-drained Sweet Bay medium Thyme medium, well-drained Winter Savory light, sandy Yarrow well-drained Partial Shade Soil Preference Bee Balm medium, tolerates wet, clay Chamomile sandy, well-drained Lemon Balm sandy or loamy, well-drained Parsley fertile, rich humus Sweet Woodruff fertile, moist
The lists of species brought to Australia with the First Fleet includes a number of medicinal plants such as sage, chamomile, hyssop, fennel, garlic, thyme and borage (Frost 1993).
One area in the garden is dedicated to herbs, including sorrel, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, marjoram, chamomile, chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, mint, and hyssop.
Through trading company HYSSOP Global, based in Nigeria, the customer has acquired two 31-seat airliner-configured 328 Jets -- serial numbers msn 3120 and 3141, previously operated by oil company Shell of the Netherlands.