Hyssop, scientifically known as Hyssopus Officinalis.
Is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus, native the Southern Europe, the Middle East and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea.
Hyssop is a brightly colored shrub or shrub that varies in height from 30 to 60 cm. The stem is woody in the base, from which a series of straight branches develop. The leaves are lanceolate, dark green in color and 2 to 2.5 cm long.
During the summer, the plant produces bunches of pink, blue or rarely, white fragrant flowers.
The herb hyssop is collected twice a year, once at the end of spring and once again in early autumn.
The essential oil of the herb contains substances such as Flavonoids, Diosmin, Yopin and Tachin up to 8% as well as 2% volatile oil, mainly Pinocambo.
- In antient times they used it in cases of pleurisy and respiratory diseases, especially asthma, cough, bronchitis and sore throat, due to its analgesic action.
- Helps in retention.
- Its action is anticonvulsant, exuberant, sweating and sedative.
- Its anticonvulsant effect is due to the marubine substance that is contained in the essential oil.
HOW TO USE
In cooking: For extra taste. It goes well with thyme, zambus and eucalyptus. As an infusion: For neurotoxic conditions in cold due to the perspirational properties it has, in chronic snuffles, cough and bronchitis.
As Essential Oil: For abrasives after diluting it in base oil, such as almond oil.