Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop

Hyssop 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.

In the ancient years its use was widespread in many ceremonies and was used as a cleanser for temples and other sacred places. In the jewish religion hyssop is considered as the “sacred herb”. It is considered a great plant for feeding the bees since it contains excellent quality of nectar.

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