Hyssop Benefits

Latin Name

Hyssopus officinalis

Also Known As

Curdukotu, hastipippili, hisopo, yanagi-hakka


South Eastern Europe

Parts Used

Dried aerial parts

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Hyssop is used traditionally in coughs, colds, bronchitis and chronic catarrh. It is an expectorant, sedative and anti-spasmodic so it can calm the chest and aid breathing when congested. It combines well with white horehound in the treatment of coughs and chest problems, and with peppermint for the common cold.

Typical Use
1-2 teasp dried herb as tea 3 times per day. 1-4ml tincture 3 times per day.
Folklore and History

The Greek Hippocrates recommended hyssop to treat bronchitis.


Diterpenoid lactones, Triterpenoids, Diosmin, Marrubiin, Oleanolic acid, Pinocamphone, Isopinocamphone, Hyssopin, Flavonoids, Tannins.

Excessive use (many times the recommended dosage) may cause seizures. Pregnant women, those who suffer from epilepsy or from high blood pressure should avoid Hyssop.