Hyssop

Summary

Spectorant and fluidifying medicinal plant used mainly in cases of bronchitis and usually presented in the form of a tea.

names

Name: Hissopo
Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis
French Name: Hysope , hysope officinale
English Name: Herb Hyssop
German Name: Ysop , Josefskraut
Italian Name: issopo officinale
Spanish Name : hisopo

Family

Lamiacea

Constituents

– Essencial oils

– Marrubina (spectorant action)

– Flavonoids

– tannins

parts used

Flowers, leaves, root and essential oil

Effects

Spectorant, thinner, sedative and complex carbohydrate digestion inhibitor.

Indications

– Bronchitis , cough , respiratory disorders, asthma (complementary measure)

– Urinary stones

– Dietary supplement in cases of hyperglycemia (diabetes)

Secundary effects

There are indications that in very high doses it can stimulate the central nervous system, causing epileptic reactions.

contraindications

It is not recommended that pregnant women and epileptics use hyssop.

Interactions

No known interactions.

Preparations

Internal use

– Tea (10g of hyssop leaves and flowers for 1 liter of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Eventually add 15g of lavender or honey to taste).

– Hyssop infusion .

– Syrup of hyssop .

Where does it grow?

Hyssop grows wild in the Mediterranean region. It is a perennial plant, meaning it can live for several years. You can find hyssop especially near rocks.

When to harvest?

Hyssop, when grown under ideal conditions, can be harvested twice a year, in late spring and early autumn, usually when the tops are in bloom. Generally, the fresh herb is used in cooking and for medicinal purposes after drying under proper conditions. In Europe, flowering occurs from July to October.

Comments

– It is interesting that hyssop appears in seven different books of the Bible (the New and the Old Testament). Example, in Psalm 51:7 ′′ Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”

For over 2,000 years, the Jews appreciated this medicinal plant, which was mainly used to purify lepers. For this indication, they used the green parts of hyssop. On a spiritual level and in figurative terms, hyssop serves to blot out sins, as can be seen in the Psalm of David mentioned above, which implores God to forgive his faults.

– Today we noticed that hyssop seems to be very interesting to treat bronchitis through its expectorant properties, especially because of marrubina, an active principle of hyssop.

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