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.