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    Question Hyssop

    One of my friends suggested that I grow Hyssop and dry it for protection around my house and for bath water.

    Does anyone know why? I have used Garlic, Salt holy water....etc, but never Hyssop.

    Thanks
    Babs

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    The historical use for hyssop is as a cleansing herb. Hyssop has a strong scent & was used on the floors of sick rooms & such to clean the air. Another old folk use for hyssop is as a purgative. People used to believe that sickness was caused by "evil spirits" & such. Maybe because of this, people believed that hyssop is protecting them & clearing out the evil spirits or negativity.

    In Scott Cunningham's Encylcopedia & Magical Herbs: hyssop is used for purification & protection, "added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge t of evil and negativity."
    Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so also. - Voltaire

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    I love the smell of hyssop. Bees like it too. You can find the seeds at http://www.johnnyseeds.com/ .
    "Be the change you want to see in the world." --Gandhi

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