Does the Bible Really Talk About Oregano Oil?
by Joline Buscemi
Long before we ever knew the science behind it, the medicinal power of oregano was clear. Its healing properties go back centuries — including, as we’ve discovered, to biblical times. Yes, the Bible actually does talk about oregano oil. We see oregano oil mentioned several times in scriptures, but it requires a close reading or you’ll miss it.
Biblical researchers have uncovered that the term hyssop, the term for which Hyssop Health is named, actually referred to origanum vulgare, or oregano. Those familiar with the hyssop plant will notice that hyssop and oregano are two very different herbs. So how can it be that biblical scripture referencing hyssop is really the botanical referred to as Joy of the Mountain, or mountain-grown oregano? Theology experts and botanists know that Hyssopus officinalis — namely, hyssop — did not grow in Palestine and surrounding regions, but origanum vulgare is abundant. Oregano grows in the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean, in areas where it would easily be obtained and used by those in biblical times.
Hyssop Health enlisted the help of the late Dr. Grant Jeffrey, chairman of Frontier Research Publications, who served as an advisor to all our biblical research for the authenticity of Joy of the Mountain and its biblical roots. The references to hyssop found in scripture guided our vision to create an ancient remedy for today’s health.
You can find mentions of hyssop, which we know to be the powerful oil of oregano that we use today, in several scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments. Here we see that references to the herb allude to the medicinal properties:
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
In another passage, we read that while Jesus Christ was dying on the cross, He was offered a brew that included hyssop (oil of oregano) in order for the scent to refresh him.
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
For additional reading, you can find more references to hyssop in the Old Testament in Leviticus 14, Exodus 12:22, and Numbers 19 (the ashes of the red heifer sacrifice), and in Hebrews 9:19 in the New Testament.
Today, Hyssop Health uses the same powerful oil of oregano in our immune-boosting products, sourced from the nearby mountainous regions where it grows abundantly. When using oil of oregano products, you’ll know you’re using a truly ancient remedy to better your health.