Simple Herbal Extracts | Hyssop



Botanical Name

Hyssopus officinalis

Part Used

flowering tops


Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

A valuable, if underutilized, herb with many uses. It is an antiviral agent especially effective for inhibiting herpes and influenza viruses. This fragrant herb is a carminative, emmenagogue and diaphoretic. Hyssop is appropriate for intestinal viruses, colds, flu, nausea, flatulence and delayed menses. Topically it can be useful for herpetic sores along with Lemon Balm and Licorice.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.