Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis)
Hyssop, or Hyssopus officinalis, is a herbaceous plant of the Hyssopus genus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the Caspian Sea region. Its name is derived from the Hebrew word "adobe" or "ezob" which means "holy herb" in English.
It has been used as a purifier and cleanser for thousands of years; the Romans even used it because they believed it would protect them from plagues. People hang dried hyssop at their houses to keep out the evil eye or negativity because of its reputation as a protector. It's also been left in graveyards to keep the deceased in peace.
Hyssop is nowadays used for parasite cleansing, liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal discomfort, and loss of appetite, among other digestive and intestinal issues. It's also utilized for respiratory problems in a variety of ways, including curing coughs, preventing colds and respiratory infections, soothing sore throats, and as one of the natural asthma remedies.
When applied to a skin wound, it fights infection and kills microorganisms due to its antiseptic qualities. Hyssop also aids in the healing of severe wounds, scars, and insect bites, and is one of the most effective acne home-made treatments.
Hyssop is a natural cure for gout, rheumatism, arthritis, and edema because it increases circulation.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!