Monday, February 11, 2013

Hyssop


Hyssopus officinalis-- distilled from the fresh flowers, stems and leaves. There are at least 4 chemotypes.  The herb has been traditionally used for at least a thousand years for its antiseptic and anti-infectious properties. Blends with all CITRUS, CLARY SAGE, FENNEL, GERANIUM, MYRTLE, SAGE, BAY, LAVENDER, CEDAR.

Generally considered non-irritating and non-sensitizing.   

CHARACTER:    "Sword of Expulsion" uplifting, Freedom, Purification, Protection, Expansion 
ETHERIC COLORS: Blue, Pink, Gold, Greenish Orange        
CRYSTALS/METALS:  Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Tin           
CHAKRA: 4, 3
PERFUME NOTE: Top to Middle
ELEMENT:  Fire, Metal            
ASTRO:   Jupiter, Cancer, Sagittarius
ENERGY:  Hot and dry; Type 3, 4
              
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Concentration, focus, creativity, clarity of thought optimistic, confident of self and the future, calm, relaxed, centered, sharpen awareness
Strengthen one's sense of personal boundaries.

PERSONALITY: 
+ Aristocratic air, defender of freedom; good for people who feel stuck in their lives and yearn for more freedom - freedom of self expression
+ Leads out of traps and cul-de-sacs, see the bigger picture.
+  Freedom of movement in the body as well as in its deepest metaphorical sense.  
+ Helpful for goal setting, planning, and to discover strategies that get you from where you are to where you want to be.
+ I create my own reality. I am responsible for the decisions I make in my life.      
  + Clears the type of shame that keeps us from accepting the gifts that will allow growth to full potential.  "I release the shame that holds me back."

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension, grief, confusion, trauma,  insomnia, stress,  pessimistic, gloomy, brooding, blaming, feeling sorry for yourself, feeling unworthy
"Purge me with Hyssop and I shall be clean."

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  bruises, cuts, wounds, dermatitis, eczema, asthma, bronchitis, cough, sore throat, gout, MS, headache, rashes, indigestion, neuralgia

PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant,   sedative, stimulant, tonic  

   

ARCHETYPES: RULER, PROTECTOR, ADVOCATE

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