An ancient choice for purification allied with Jupiter,* hyssop is nice to infuse for a wash of magical tools or of living quarters that might have been contaminated by negative forces or pesky spirits. It can also be used as a powder to sprinkle in the corners of rooms you want to purify or sanctify. Historically, hyssop branches were used as daubers to protect the homes of the Israelites against the Angel of Death, and in Italy, hyssop has been used to avert the evil eye, so definitely consider this magic herb as an addition to your protection arsenal. A tea is typically made of 1 heaping teaspoon in a cup of boiling water; infuse for 15 minutes and drink 1/2 cup to 1 cup for coughs, bronchitis, colds, sore throat, or to induce sweating in fevers. It shouldn't be used by people with high blood pressure, though, because it raises it.
*Agrippa considers it a Moon herb, perhaps because of its somewhat camphorous scent.
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