Hyssop in Herbal Medicine: Property of the Hyssop

Scientific name

Hyssopus officinalis




Asia, Europe

Parts Used

Drug consisting of the flowering tops

Chemical constituents

  • Flavonoids;
  • Triterpenes (marrubiina, oleanoic acid);
  • Essential oil (pinene, camphene, pinocanfone, isopinocanfone).

Hyssop in Herbalist: Property of the Hyssop

Hyssop infusions have always been used for their balsamic and bronchodilator activity, but these uses are not found in controlled clinical studies. Attention since the essential oil, due to the presence of ketones, is potentially neurotoxic (epilepsy).

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