History

In most cases when hyssop is mentioned in the Bible it is being used for the purpose of cleansing which in these cases represents Jesus’ blood cleansing us from sin. There must be some strong cleansing agents within hyssop that have the ability to cleanse in the strongest instances ie leprosy etc.  It is interesting to note Dr. Grant Jeffrey, chairman of Frontier Research Publications states that “We are dealing with an anti-bacteriological product that God revealed to Moses in the Old Testament 35 centuries ago… it’s fascinating because throughout the Bible we find the waters of purification derive from this Hyssop… It was astonishing to me that this is something that literally got brought forth from the past to be used in the future.” he also found “that the greatest Jewish rabbi, Maimonides, 1200 AD, clearly identified ezob – Hyssop with the plant Marjoram, also known as Origanum. The Scriptures describe “hyssop” – ezob – as growing on or near the walls of buildings. Hyssop has been commonly known as origanum vulgare or wild oregano for many centuries.”

'Oros' means mountain 'Ganos' means delight

“The name Oregano is derived from the Greek ‘oros’ meaning ‘mountain’ and ‘ganos’ meanin‘delight’ or “Joy of the Mountain” The most potent medicinal Oregano grows wild in the Mediterranean region.

Oregano has been used for medicine and food preservation for thousands of years. During the Middle Ages Islamic doctors used oregano spice as well as the essential oil as a germ killer. Over the centuries oregano has been highly touted as a remedy for a wide range of lung conditions, including asthma, pneumonia, sinusitis, and cough. In his 17th century manuscript Britain’s Gerard described how oregano was the ideal remedy for head colds. “The Cure is in the Cupboard” by Dr Cass Ingram p 33,34