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Hyssopus officinalis


Hyssop, is a creeping shrub, with a height that varies between 20 and 60 cm, perennial, semi-woody, with narrow, aromatic and semi-persistent leaves and comes from North Africa, Southern Europe and Western Asia. Between July and September, it has blue flowers.

It is a beautiful and compact plant that has long adapted to the climate of Central and Western Europe. The Romans used it as a condiment and aromatic herb in monastery gardens during the early Middle Ages.


Flavor Notes

It has a strong, intense and pleasant aroma of camphor and mint. The taste of its dark green leaves is refreshing, but strong, burning, somewhat bitter and similar to mint, reminiscent of rosemary, savory and thyme.

It should be used sparingly, so as not to overwhelm the other flavors.



The leaves and young shoots of hyssop can be used in salads, which the flowers can make a nice garnish, or added to soups.

It is particularly good in rabbit dishes, goat and game stews. Rubbing it on fatty meats like lamb can make them easier to digest. It has been used for a long time to flavor non-alcoholic soft drinks, digestifs and liqueurs. It is excellent in pies and fruit jams and with sorbets and desserts made with very aromatic fruits such as apricots, sour cherries, peaches or raspberries. A sugar syrup prepared for a fruit dish will benefit from being boiled with a sprig of hyssop.

it goes well with apricots, beets, cabbages and carrots, egg dishes, game, mushrooms, peaches, legumes, squash and squash.

It goes well with bay leaf, chervil, mint, parsley and thyme.



Spectorant, thinner, sedative and complex carbohydrate digestion inhibitor.

- Bronchitis, cough, respiratory disorders, asthma (additional measure).

- Urinary stones. 

parts used
Flowers, leaves, root and essential oil

Secundary effects
There are indications that in very high doses it can cause stimulation of the central nervous system causing epileptic reactions. 

It is not recommended that pregnant women and epileptics use hyssop. 



It should be grown in full sun, in fertile, calcareous, light and drainable soil, enriched with organic matter and irrigated periodically. 

When in vase, it is advisable to rejuvenate the plants by completely replacing the soil every three years.

Hissopo (Hyssopus officinalis)

SKU: P2068
  • Vase 10.5 cm | Plant Height 20 cm

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