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Τhe name comes from the Hebrew word ‘Esop’ and is found in Southern Europe, the Middle East and the Caspian Sea. Hyssop is a brightly colored shrub, its height ranges between 30 to 60 cm.

The stem is woody at the base, from which grow a number of straight branches. 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, more rarely, white fragrant flowers.

The herb is harvested twice a year, once in late spring and once again in early autumn.




It is a well-known herb since antiquity and was used in cases of pleurisy and in respiratory diseases and especially in Asthma, Cough, Bronchitis as well as in retention.

Its action is antispasmodic, expectorant, diaphoretic and sedative and this is due to maruvine, a substance contained in the essential oil of the herb. Other substances contained in Hyssop oil are Flavonoids, Diosmin, Hyssopine and Tachine in up to 8% as well as 2% volatile oil, mainly Pinocampon


As a decoction, it is used for gargling as the analgesic action of the herb soothes coughs and sore throats, as well as being good for the heart and immune system.

The plant is commonly used by beekeepers to produce a rich and aromatic honey.

The essential oil can be used for abrasions after dissolving it in a base oil, in a ratio of 10 drops of face oil in 100 ml of base oil.

In cooking, it is combined with Thyme, Lavender, Zambuco and Agrimonio.
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