Friday, January 26, 2007

Plants and Flowers, Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Hyssopus officinalisName, Hyssopus officinalis, Family Lamiaceae. Original book source: Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany.

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The name 'hyssop' can be traced back almost unchanged through the Greek hyssopos. In the New Testament, a sponge soaked in sour wine or vinegar was stuck on a branch of hyssop and offered to Jesus of Nazareth on the cross just before he died (John 19:29,) . Hyssop, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Used plant part, All aerial parts of the plant (stem, leaves, flowers) are used together. The dried plant is less aromatic than the fresh one. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.)


jahcriado said...

Its also used in passover as a herb & was used by the Israelite's to put lambs blood on the door frame.

sookietex said...

Thank you jahcriado...we love it when visitors share interesting details about the images. Thanks for stopping by :-)

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