Scientific Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Plant Characteristics: Hyssop is a perennial plant with showy, fragrant blue-purple flowers that bloom in the summer.
Aromatic: Hyssop oil was used to make perfumes. Hyssop was also often strewn on floors because of its aromatic and antiseptic qualities.
Culinary: Hyssop leaves were dried and chopped as an herb.
Medicinal: Hyssop was used as an antiseptic. The flowers and green tops were alsue used to make a tea for use as a cough suppressant, expectorant, and to soothe sore throat. The leave could be ground into a paste to cover open wounds.