Hyssop is renown from early times as a holy herb for cleansing and purification of temples and other holy places. Hyssop today is primarily used as a tea or as a gargle. It is often combined with horehound herb.
Directions: To make an infusion, pour one cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of hyssop herb and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey if desired.
Suggested Uses: Hyssop is used as a tea and is often combined with horehound. An effective, but more pleasant tasting tea, can be made using 1/3 hyssop herb, 1/3 horehound herb and 1/3 peppermint leaf, sweetened to taste with honey.
Hyssop herb is also sometimes use to make a gargle to sooth the throat.
As a bitter, it is said to promote the appetite.
Caution/Safety: The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies hyssop as:
Class:2b not to be used during pregnancy
*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)
Botanical name: Equisetum arvense L. , Equisetum hyemale L. or arvense L.
Safety: Equisetum arvense should not be used by persons with cardiac or renal dysfunction. Not recommended for long-term use or use by children. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Hyssop Herb, Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis L.
Safety Info: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Origin: South America
Size: 1 lb
Package: Bulk Bag
Introduction Date: 1991-01-01
Serving Size 1 tsp (860mg)
Servings About 527
Amount per % Daily
Total Carbohydrate 1g <1%*
Organic Hyssop, cut (herb) 860mg **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
Common Name: Hyssop Herb
Plant Part: Herb
Cut: Cut & Sifted
Bar Code: 0-89836-00988-3