Hyssop is an herb known since ancient times. Hippocrates used it for pleurisy and Dioscorides recommended it for asthma and cataracts in combination with heathen.
- Acts as antispasmodic, expectorant/excretory (moistens bronchial secretions), diaphoretic and sedative, expectorant, emollient, tonic (especially of heart and breath), digestive/stomachic ( indigestion, tympanic acid), antipyretic and healing ( dermatitis, eczema, wounds).
- It is very helpfull for cough, bronchitis and chronic runny nose. Its diaphoretic properties make it beneficial for the common cold.
- It works positively against neuralgia, nervous cough and whooping cough.
- It can also serve as a neurotonic in states of restlessness, hysteria and mild epilepsy.
- It has antibacterial, antipyretic and antispasmodic properties, it is warming and tonic, while it has a favorable effect on many lung and upper respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, runny nose, cough, tuberculosis).
- Because it does not show toxicity and side effects, it can be used without fear in children (not infants) who suffer from a cold which is manifested by cough and runny nose.
How to use: Put 1 teaspoon in a mug of hot water for 6-8 minutes. Strain and add, if desired, sugar, honey or any sweetener of your choice.
Caution! Not to be consumed during pregnancy, as well as by people suffering from epilepsy.