The name “hyssop” is thought to derive from the Hebrew êzôw or ezob, which means “healing herb”. The plant has anise, giant, water, hedge and wild variants.
According to the Bible, hyssop alleviated the suffering of Jesus on the cross, as a hyssop stalk was used to pass him a wet sponge. Essence of hyssop continues to be added to Catholic holy water to this day.
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