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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)


Hyssop

Effect:

Expectorant, increases blood pressure, antiperspirant, antibiotic, stimulating, stool-promoting, antioxidant


Areas of application:

strengthens nerves, asthma, bronchitis, relieves melancholy, melancholy, sadness, menstrual pain, night sweats, throat and chest problems, swollen tonsils, hoarseness, rheumatism, gallbladder and kidney problems, low blood pressure is regulated, itchy scalp, depression, feelings of guilt, infections


Plant parts used:

flowering herb


Collection time:

before and during flowering in June to August


To find:

garden plant


Ingredients:

Tannins, bitter substances, dye, hyssopine, gum, resin, sugar, essential oil, sitosterol, ursolic acid


Miscellaneous:

☕ Tea: The tea is prepared from 2 teaspoons of cut, dried or fresh herb, which is mixed with 1/4 liter of cold water and allowed to steep briefly after boiling.


Researchers have discovered that the mold from which penicillin is derived grows on the leaves of hyssop.


In the kitchen, the mint-like leaves, with their tart taste, refine soups, meat dishes, chicken, salads or in apricot and peach cakes. Hyssop powder as a spice goes well with almost all vegetable and meat dishes. You make the powder yourself from the dried plant parts, but it is also on the market as a classic Hildegard spice.


Hildegard von Bingen: Hyssop is useful for all dishes, but cooked or powdered it is more useful than raw. If the liver is sick due to the sadness of a man, he should cook young chickens with hyssop and he should eat often, both the hyssop and the young chickens.

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