Herbs of the Bible: Hyssop
The Bible lists the use of biblical herbs and spices like hyssop for religious cleansing and purification ceremonies; in addition, it was a vital ingredient for celebrating Passover. Bible scholars dispute species identification for the biblical herb hyssop, but concur it is either wild marjoram (origanum vulgare L.) or Syrian oregano (origanum maru). Why not plan a fun family project to research and form your own conclusion about which of these two contemporary herbs is true biblical hyssop? Here are some references to start your research: Exodus 12:22, and Hebrews 9:19.
Image: Hyssopus officinalis/Wikimedia Commons/Lemmikkipuu
This Bible herb is traditionally used in homeopathic medicine to treat influenza, flatulence, cold sores, and sprains. As a spice, it seasons pizza, eggs, breads, and tomato based dishes.
For more information on these top three biblical herbs and spices for healing and health, visit your local library, an herbalist, or natural foods store. You may even decide to grow some garden fresh biblical herbs in a Bible-themed herb garden, and use the nutritious plants in recipes.