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Common Name: HYSSOP
Scientific Name: Hyssopus officinalis

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Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssopus officinalis


  • Perennial
  • Evergreen. Blue/pink flowers.
  • Sweet anise/minty flavour
  • Good container plant or edging
  • Plant with catnip, backed with rosemary and lavender

Culinary Uses

  • Pungent taste - salads, soup, sauces and meat dishes
  • Can replace winter savory in bean salad
  • Use the flowers in green salad

Parts Used

  • Flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Anti-catarrhal, expectorant, asthma, bronchitis, chesty colds, pleurishy
  • Topical: anti-inflammatory - cuts, rheumatism, bruises, wounds
  • Anti-spasmodic: digestive upsets and nervous stomach
  • Anti-viral - Herpes simplex virus
  • Urinary tract inflammation
  • Cleanse blood (tonic) - relax peripheral blood vessals
  • Nerve tonic - anxiety and stress

Other Uses

  • Use in insect repellents
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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