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Biological Name: Hyssopus officinalishyssop

Family: Labiatae

Other Names: Hyssop

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part except the root is dried up and applied in herbal medicine

Active Components:

  • Terpenoids; like ursolic and oleanolic acids, marrubiin;
  • Volatile oil, mostly constituted of bornyl acetate, camphor, linalool, pinocaphone, a-terpinene, thujone, a- and b-pinene, isopinocamphone, and so on
  • Flavonoids, like hesperidin and diosmin.
  • Other: tannins, resin, hyssopin.

Used For: The herb is known to relieve spasms, induce expectoration, promote perspiration, treat nervous disorders, relieve inflammations, eliminate flatulence, treat liver problems, and induce menstruation.

Hyssop is primarily used due to its outstanding capacity to relieve spasms. It is thus taken for recurrent catarrh, bronchitis, and coughs. Due to its nervine properties, the herb is applied in petit mal, hysteria, and anxiety. As it is capable of inducing perspiration, the herb is applied in common colds.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take 1-2 teaspoons of dry herb extract for a cup of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is taken thrice per day.

In form of tincture the herb is used at a dose of 1-4 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the herb interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the remedy.