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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) herb cut and sifted - Bulk.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) herb cut and sifted -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of the infusion (tea) 1-2 times per day as needed.
Not for use in pregnancy.
The genus name Hyssopus derives from the Greek name for the plant, a term that is itself of Semitic origin and perhaps deriving from the Hebrew "ezobh", meaning "holy herb," in reference to the plant's use in purifying places of worship.
Hyssop is a highly aromatic, mostly evergreen perennial native to Eurasia. It is woody at the base, has square stems and rodlike branches, and can grow to 2 feet in height. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate to linear, and thick, with one rib underneath. The flowers are usually purplish blue but sometimes are white or pink, and they grow in whorls of six to fifteen flowers. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade, has low water requirements, and does well in sandy, well-drained soil. The flowers are much relished by bees and butterflies.
The young leaves and tips of the shoots are edible. Some use the fresh herb as a seasoning substitute for Sage. The flowers are both edible and decorative. As a tea, Hyssop is light and aromatic.
Hyssop was once used as a strewing herb and to deter bugs and the spread of infection. The essential oil is used in perfumery.
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