Hyssop

Hyssop

Scientific Name: Hyssopus officinalis

Plant Characteristics: Hyssop is a perennial plant with showy, fragrant blue-purple flowers that bloom in the summer.

Plant Uses:

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.


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