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Most Common Name:Hyssop
Botanical Name:Hyssopus Officinalis
Also Known As (other names): 

Hyssop - General description:

Hyssop is indigenous to Southern Europe but is cultivated, often as a decorative shrub, in most parts of the world. Hyssop is an evergreen shrub that grows to only about two feet high. Hyssop flowers (often used on their own) were originally only blue but today there are red and white varieties available too. 

Hyssop Properties, or Hyssop use in treatment of:

Expectorant DiaphoreticStimulant
PectoralCarminativeSedative
CatarrhRheumatismWounds
BronchitisCoughsColds

 

Hyssop Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
A Volatile oil - see Hyssop Essential Oil

Hesperidin: One of the Flavanoids, Hesperidin is effective in reducing permeability of blood vessels and are used in the treatment of vascular disorders.

Flavonoids: Flavonoids occur (as white and yellow plant pigments found almost as commonly as chlorophyll) as Glycosides or in a free state. In plants it is essential for protecting plant tissue from UV radiation and acts as antioxidants. As pigments it is also responsible for Autumn colors in leaves and yellow/red pigmentation in flowers.

Laboratory experiments have been conducted on the beneficiary effect of Flavonoids on the heart and circulatory system. Flavonoids are also used to mitigate stress, especially environmental stress. Flavonoids are often used for their antioxidant effect against free radicals. There are also strong indications that they have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties but dosage has not been determined which will obviously have a profound effect on their efficacy as a component of this herb.

 

 

Marrubiin: A Diterpene..

Diterpenes: A bitter tasting terpenoid used widely as a stomachic. Diterpenes are believed to help with hypertension and respiratory tract complaints such as catarrh bronchitis and colds. Some diterpenes are believed to have tumour inhibitor properties as well as a stimulating effect on the immune system.

 

Oleanolic Acid: A Triterpenoid aglycone.

 

Caffeic Acid: A Phenylpropanoid found in many plants with a bigger concentration in coffee beans. Caffeic Acid is analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Phenylpropanoids: A phenol.

Phenylpropanoids are therapeutically beneficial and generally not toxic.

Most Phenylpropanoids are analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypotensive

Phenol: Phenol is extracted from coal tar.
Phenol has an anesthetic and disinfectant effect on the skin but is very toxic and must not be ingested. even in very small quantities phenol may cause nausea, vomiting, paralysis, convulsions and respiratory failure.

Fatalities from skin absorption has been reported as well as circulatory collapse. This product should not be used under any circumstances.

 

 

Hyssop Contraindications, do not use if:

PregnantEpyleptic 
   
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Hyssop is Administered as/Available in:

Infusion Powdered herbTea
   

 

What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture

 

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