Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a member of the Lamiaceae/Labiatae family. Hyssop is indigenous to the Mediterranean region although it is now cultivated elsewhere. The leaves, flower tips, and essential oil are used medicinally. Hyssop contains marrubiin, caffeic acid, volatile oil, tannins, and flavonoids. It has a bitter taste. Hyssop has been used for liver and gall bladder complaints, intestinal inflammation, coughs, cold, respiratory and chest ailments, sore throats, urinary tract inflammation, to stimulate appetite and circulation, for menstrual complaints, and for digestive and intestinal problems.
Products containing Hyssop
Cautions Sustained use of Hyssop oil poses a slight risk of seizures. The problem has surfaced in adults after daily intake of 10 to 30 drops, and in children after administration of as little as 2 to 3 drops daily.