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Hyssop officinalis

Aromatically complex and visually stimulating, this ancient member of the mint family hails from the eastern Mediterranean to central Asia. There are 10-12 species of Hyssop, but the most widely cultivated and naturalized species is officinalis. Hyssop is mentioned in the Bible, and by ancient Greek physician; Dioscorides among other venerable places in historical literature. The whole plant when distilled yields an aromatic essential oil that is used in perfumery (eau de cologne), in liqueurs (chartreuse, absinthe), and aromatherapy. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators and the honey produced from Hyssop flower nectar is sublime.

What is Hyssop Used For?

Hyssop, like most members of the mint family aids in promoting healthy digestion. Hyssop is more known for inclusion in herbal formulas supporting respiratory health. The essential oils and antioxidant properties in Hyssop flowering tops help to support upper respiratory immune function as well as calm bronchial and respiratory muscle tension.


Traditional Health Benefits of Hyssop

Immune Support
Immune Support

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