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Also known as- Hyssopus officinalis.
"Purge me with hyssop," the Bible records", and I will be clean." Hyssop has been used for millennia as a holy herb, consecrated for cleaning holy places. Hyssop is an evergreen bushy herb growing 1 to 2 feet (60 to 90 cm) high on a square stem with linear leaves and flowers in whorls of 6 to 15 blooms. Native to southern Europe, it is grown in gardens in cooler climates around the world. Hyssop has a minty taste that makes it a tasty addition to salads, provided it is used in small quantities.
Contemporary herbalists recommend hyssop herb compresses and poultices for bruises, burns and wounds, and suggest infusions for colds, coughs, bronchitis, flatulence, indigestion, menstruation promotion, and even epileptic seizures.
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Above-ground parts of the plant dried and cut, and essential oil. Some vendors offer the more traditional hyssop flowers, without stem or leaf.
Traditionally used in teas, however it may be equally effective as a capsule or extract.
Hyssop is used in herbal medicine to move excesses of fluids or phlegm. Since the expectorant qualities of the herb depend on its essential oil, always brew hyssop tea in a closed vessel and keep the bottle of hyssop tincture tightly closed. Japanese research published in 2003 in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology suggests that hyssop teas can help lower the sharp increase in blood sugars after eating common to people who have or who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Not recommended while pregnant.
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