Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis) is an aromatic and medicinal plant native in the eastern Mediterranean countries. Nowadays it is cultivated in many European countries. The plant mostly grows in sunny and dry places. Its flowers are purple with very distinctive scent. We can find references about hyssop in the writings of Hippocrates, Dioscourides and Galinos, who all sudjested its use for soothing conditions of the throat, chest and lungs.
Ingredients: Organic Hyssop leaves and blossoms
The beverage from hyssop leaves and blossoms has expectorant, sweating and calming properties, traditionally it is used for its antispasmodic action. In the ancient times it was used as a natural antiseptic.
It is considered highly effective for treating common cold, nasal discharge, and fever. It can have a soothing impact in cases of bronchitis, cough and asthma and is used as a neurotonic, calming agent for treating neuralgia. It also has beneficial properties in conditions of the digestive system such as dyspepsia and flatulence.
Directions: For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste.
In cooking it can be used in small quantities in order to add a distinctive taste in dishes and desserts. It can be used also for flavoring various liqueurs.