AHAVA153 was founded with the unique vision of making available the full benefits of one of the most intriguing verses in the bible "Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean, wash me and I will be whiter than snow" Psalm 51:7
For centuries, the international church has understood this verse from a spiritual point of view, but in fact, locked up in these sentences is one of the many practical blessings that God has hidden throughout the bible.
Hyssop is a herb that is native to the Middle East, and specifically Israel, that boasts some incredible healing and sickness-preventative properties. It was at the beginning of 2020, when the world came to a standstill, that God started speaking to us about the incredible qualities of hyssop, and how especially at this time, it is so important to pray for both the physical cleansing and strengthening of our bodies, but also the ever-needed spiritual purification of our hearts and our nation.
So what is it about hyssop that makes it so great?
Hyssop has been recognized in the Middle East for thousands of years for its unique health benefits, and has long been used as a remedy for various digestive and intestinal problems, including liver and gallbladder conditions, and in the treatment of stomach ulcers. It is also known to be an excellent preventative and remedial for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat and asthma. It is naturally antioxidant and anti-viral, and also helps regulate blood sugars and blood pressure.
Other possible benefits include anti-aging effects on the skin, relief and prevention of urinary tract infection, poor circulation and menstrual cramps. Some also use hyssop for treating skin irritations or in baths to cause sweating. Research is underway to further study the effectiveness of hyssop being used to treat certain types of cancer.
As both a preventative and remedial for respiratory tract infection, as well as carrying anti-viral properties, hyssop tea is an incredible way to stay healthy during this day and age. Many healthcare organizations around the world encourage the consumption of hot beverages as a practical preventative for respiratory infections, as the hot liquid not only soothes the throat but also kills viral agents with the heat, and washes them away from the throat where they are most likely to cause infection. Hyssop is also regarded as an expectorant; it breaks up the mucus which builds up in the throat and lungs, making way for quick relief, and also faster healing from these respiratory sicknesses.
Research into the incredible benefits of hyssop is still unfortunately limited, but those studies that have been conducted have proven the widely untapped health benefits of this humble plant. Along with proving delicious, hyssop boasts the following:
Contains polyphenols (antioxidant)
Helps eliminate phlegm
Deals with bronchitis
Calming for coughs and sore throats
Reduces risk of sinus infection
Reduces blood sugar
Reduces intestinal congestion
Regulates blood pressure
Prevents urinary tract infection
Encourages good circulation
Reduces period cramps
Natural calming properties to calm nerves
Encourages a healthy appetite as well as good digestion of food.
Hyssop has also displayed a good capability to safeguard red blood cells from oxidative damage
Naturally calming when taken before sleep
Here's to a healthy and happy life!
When you purchase from Ahava 153, not only are you guaranteed to receive a product that benefits your body with high quality, natural and organic ingredients, you are also helping to support a community around the world.
We believe in the importance of business in providing work for minority populations and individuals in need. Since the start of Ahava 153, our goal has always been to make the business a blessing for each party involved, from the production workers to the eventual customer. Around the world, we employ people from various challenging social backgrounds, including Palestinian widows, North-Korean escapees, missionary families, Jewish women, students, and more.
The Bible contains so many examples of God's desire for us to live good, long, healthy lives, and this business was birthed from the desire to partner with that even in a small way. We bring products from Israel to those from around the world who love the Land, we produce products with high-quality ingredients that are as healthy and healing as they are delicious, and we provide a safe, fair environment of work that can benefit those who need it most.