Hyssop Herbal Remedies
Hyssop is chiefly an expectorant and diaphoretic herb employed in bronchitis, coughs, and colds. It is used for flatulence and as a gargle for sore throat. It is applied externally for bruises and wounds. The demulcent and expectorant effects of hyssop are attributed to its volatile oil. Hyssop has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Hyssop Proper Dose
|Hyssop Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Hyssop Tincture||20-40 drops 3 x daily|
Hyssop Reference Information
|Latin Name||Hyssopus officinalis|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb, tincture.|
|Affects||Immune system, Respiratory system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||An aromatic perennial herb from the Mint family with linear-lanceolate leaves and flowers arranged in terminal spikes.|
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