Family Name: N.O. Labiatae
Botanical Name(s): Hyssopus officinalis (LINN.)
Popular Name(s): Curdukotu, hastipippili, hisopo, yanagi-hakka
Parts Used: Herb
Habitat: Hyssop originated in central Asia and today is widely
cultivated in other arid regions. It is found in Southern Europe too.
Description: Hyssop is an evergreen, bushy herb that grows to 1
to 2 feet high. It has square stem and linear leaves. The flowers are
arranged in whorls of six- to fifteen. The attractive flowers of Hyssop
grow in spikes and are either deep blue or pink. The flowers are very
fragrant and attractive to bees. It has a minty taste and its woody
stems have small pointed leaves
Uses: Hyssop has expectorant, diaphoretic, stimulant, pectoral
and carminative properties. Hyssop Tea improves the tone of a feeble
stomach and cures asthma. The infusion of its leaves relieves muscular
rheumatism, bruises and discoloured contusions.