Aromatic Note: Middle / Heart note
A semi-evergreen shrub with dense small spikes of flowers.
Used for hundreds of years for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Hyssop is considered a sacred plant by the Hebrews and revered for its cleansing properties by the Greeks and Romans.
Both the dried leaves and flowers are aromatic and can be used for incense.
Synonyms: none known
Origin: Mediterranean regions; Central and South Europe, Central and West Asia, North Africa
Parts Used: dried leaves, stems and flowers
Aroma Description: warm, powerful, slightly sharp, sweet, camphoraceous, spicy, herbaceous
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: used to flavor soups, salads, legumes and meat dishes. Dried herb is used to make teas. Oil is used to flavor bitters and liqueurs, such as Chartreuse.
Medicinal Attributes: astringent, expectorant, anti-inflammatory. Used to treat bronchitis, respiratory and urinary tract infections and congestion, feverish illnesses, gas, colic, nervous exhaustion, cuts bruises, etc.
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled – subject to legal restrictions in some countries.