hyssopus officinalis

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Purple, pink or bluish flowers on a spike. (in mint family) Leaf tea used as anti-viral for herpes, HIV, etc. Used to loosen phlegm, relieve gas and help lungs- bronchitis, asthma, coughs. Rub in hair and on skin for eczema, dandruff and itchy scalp. Do not use if pregnant or epileptic.
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Hyssopus officinalis is used traditionally as a healing herb.
The casserole essential, Bay (Laurus nobilis), is entirely dependable, while a useful addition to a stew is hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis).
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is an evergreen perennial with spikes of usually blue flowers, but sometimes pink or white forms can be found.
Effect of irrigation frequency and planting density on herbage biomass and oil production of thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis).