Hyssop is a highly aromatic flower that has been used to create fragrances and flavor food since the ancient days. Medicinally, Hyssop was used for respiratory issues as well as a remedy for cuts, bruises, and rheumatism.
History: "Purge me with hyssop," the Bible records, "and I will be clean." Hyssop has been used for millennia as a holy herb, consecrated for cleaning holy places. Its name comes from the Hebrew word adobe or ezob, which literally means "holy herb". It is native to southern Europe but is grown in gardens in cooler climates around the world.
Modern Use: The main constituents of Hyssopus officinalis L. include polyphenolic compounds and essential oils generally known to have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Essential oils can also act as expectorants and antispasmodics. Hyssop seems to have a general affinity for the lungs where it is traditionally used as a syrup (made with honey) for bronchitis, chronic lung infections, and asthma.