WHAT IS HYSSOP USED FOR?
Hyssop, like most members of the mint family aids in promoting healthy digestion. Hyssop is more known for its inclusion in herbal formulas supporting respiratory health. The essential oils and antioxidant properties in Hyssop flowering tops help to support upper respiratory immune function as well as calm bronchial and respiratory muscle tension.
Use: (a) Antiviral, (b) Cholagogue, (c) Expectorant, (d) Vulnerary, (e) Carminative, (f) Astringent.
Hyssop is used for indigestion, influenza, colds and a gargle for sore throats. It is beneficial for low-grade continual fevers with septic conditions, especially when related to viral infections.
Contraindications: It is contraindicated in pregnancy due to the emmenagogue and abortifacient effects.
Active Constituents of Hyssop
1,8 cineole, camphor, diosmin, hesperidin, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.