Monday, 14 July 2014

Hyssopus Officinalis

Perennial plant with a height of 40-60 cm was known to Hippocrates and Dioscorides in antiquity .
It has antispasmodic , expectorant , sweating , sedative and emmenagogue action . 
It is  powerful food  for the Bees.

Benefits ...

Treatment of cough, bronchitis, bronchial asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Operates effectively as a tonic for the gastrointestinal system .
Hyssopus officinalis is  a diuretic,used as a natural remedy for edema. 
Its diuretic properties cause more frequent urination, which can help lower blood pressure and flush toxins from the body.
Hyssopus Tea is good for the heart.
Hyssopus officinalis is also used in the treatment of insomnia, nervous tension, stress, and anxiety. 
Its expectorant component helps thin and flush out mucus to clear the lungs and sinuses, making it a popular folk remedy for colds, bronchitis, (and other respiratory infections),ease the symptoms of flu..
The strong aroma of the essential oil of hyssop is a component of many liqueurs. It is also used as an ingredient in perfumes and colognes. Essential oil use shows antibacterial activity.  
Used in cosmetics to protect and clean sensitive skin.  
The leaves are used in cooking as a flavoring for soups, salads and other Mediterranean plates .

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