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Hyssop

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Since biblical times, hyssop has been enjoyed as a beloved antiseptic and used for cleaning holy consecrated places. In fact, the ancient Romans introduced hyssop wherever they settled and relied on it to ward off the plague, valuing hyssop as a ceremonial and healing plant. Native to southern Europe and Middle East, it’s not a commonly grown herb and can only be found within gardens in cooler climates around the world. Hyssop is a member of the mint family and has a distinct scent which some may find it to be sweet and fresh with a medicinal, camphor-like smell. Due to hyssop’s spicy and aromatic nature, the said herb is great for moving stagnation in the body such as congested mucus, delayed menstrual periods and congealed blood (bruises). Its fragrant leaves can be made into tea and have been shown to lower blood sugar levels as well, especially after a high-carbohydrate meal.

 

Benefits of Hyssop

●   Aids digestive ailments
●   Prevents and reduces wrinkles
●   Stimulates appetite/span>
●   Relieves muscle pain and spasms
●   Relieves colds, fevers, flus, coughs
●   Helps congestion in body and increases circulation
●   Lowers blood sugar levels

 


Coriander DIY Recipes

○   Gentle Purifying Hyssop Facial Mask
○   Hyssop Cough Drops
○   Hyssop and Elderberry Tea
○   Anise Hyssop Gumdrops