Hyssop - (Hyssopus officinalis)

Hyssop Herb

Hyssop is a perennial herb. It's an evergreen, bushy herb that can grow up to 36 inhes high and 16 inches wide. The flowers are white, pink or blue. Hyssop should be planted in poor and dry soil for the best results. Sow 3-4 weeks before last spring frost with about 12 inches between plants. Harvest the flower-tops in august if it is for medicinal use.

The word Hyssop stems from the Greek "Azob" which means "Holy Herb".

You can add a few leaves in tea, to meat dishes, stews, salads and fruit cocktails.

Parts used: Flowers, leaves.

Don't use if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure.

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