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Hyssop

hyssopHysoppus officinalis

Cleansing to the whole body, hyssop has been much used in English herbal medicine as a decongestant expectorant for coughs, bronchitis, catarrh and asthma. It’s especially useful for children’s respiratory complaints. Its volatile oils are mainly responsible for its antiseptic and expectorant qualities.



“Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psalms 51:7)