anise hyssop


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anise hyssop

anise hyssop

Purple flowers, mint family. Hyssop has a camphor-like strong aroma from it’s volatile oils that help soothe irritated digestive and respiratory tracts. Both flowers and leaves have a delicate anise or licorice flavor. Flavor similar to root beer. Flowers make nice edible garnishes. Excellent in salads. Anti-inflammatory great for respiratory disorders such as bronchitis. Can be made as tea for coughs, colds, Purple flowers, mint family. Hyssop has a camphor-like strong aroma from it’s volatile oils that help soothe irritated digestive and respiratory tracts. Both flowers and leaves have a delicate anise or licorice flavor. Flavor similar to root beer. Flowers make nice edible garnishes. Excellent in salads. Anti-inflammatory great for respiratory disorders such as bronchitis. Can be made as tea for coughs, colds,
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Anise hyssop gives a hint of licorice and mint flavor to foods and drinks and has soothing, healing qualities.
Anise hyssop leaves resemble catnip leaves, but larger.
I usually don't bother starting anise hyssop seeds indoors since they germinate easily outdoors.
Once they are growing well, anise hyssop plants thrive in soil that retains moisture, but not damp or waterlogged.
I have been told this is a simple process, although I have never propagated anise hyssop by basal cutting of young shoots since it's best done in a greenhouse.
A bonus is that pests and diseases usually stay away from anise hyssop. The only trouble I have ever had is when the plants are very young and the season is wet enough for slugs to appear.
When a recipe calls for tarragon, chervil, or fennel, substitute anise hyssop. It makes a lovely substitute for tarragon vinegar.
* CHOOSE PERENNIALS THAT REACH THEIR ZENITH IN LATE SUMMER and early fall like Ligularias, Snakemot, Anise Hyssop, purple coneflower and Rudbeckias.
Put 1/4 Cup fresh nutmeg geranium leaves and 3 fresh anise hyssop flowers in a heatproof container.
For the Anise Hyssop-Infused Georgia Moon Whiskey: 1 bunch anise hyssop leaves, blanched and chilled 2 cups Georgia Moon Unaged Whiskey' For the Georgia Moon Sanzerac: 3-4 sugar cubes 6-8 dashes Peychaud's Bitters 1/3 cup plus one tablespoon Old Overholt Rye 1 tablespoon Anise Hyssop-Infused Georgia Moon Whiskey, from above For the garnish.
As the true hyssop fades another herb named Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) starts to flower.
Licorice mint (Agastache foeniculum, also called anise hyssop) has a distinct anise taste; you can toss the flavorful flowers (the purple ones shown at left) into fruit salads.