Hyssopus officinalis


Hyssopus officinalis

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Hyssopus officinalis flowers


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Subfamily:     Nepetoideae
Tribe:     Mentheae
Genus:     Hyssopus
Species:     H. officinalis
Binomial name
Hyssopus officinalis

Medicinal uses:-

It has an antiseptic properties.

It is used as cough reliever, and expectorant.

It is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant.

It has been also used in the formulation of eye drops and mouthwash.

Herb hyssop has also been observed to stimulate the gastrointestinal system.

Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems including liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal pain, intestinal gas, colic, and loss of appetite. It is also used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.

Other uses:-

Hyssop oil is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Hyssopus officinalis flowers



The fresh herb is commonly used in cooking.

Herb hyssop leaves are used as an aromatic condiment.

The leaves have a lightly bitter taste due to its tannins, and an intense minty aroma. Due to its intensity, it is used moderately in cooking.

The herb is also used to flavor liqueur.