May 25, 2016

Hyssop

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What other names is Hyssop known by?

Herbe de Joseph, Herbe Sacrée, Herbe Sainte, Hiope, Hisopo, Hissopo, Hyssopus officinalis, Hysope, Hysope Officinale, Jufa, Rabo De Gato, Ysop.

What is Hyssop?

Hyssop is a plant. The parts that grow above ground are used to make medicine.

Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems including liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal pain, intestinal gas, colic, and loss of appetite. It is also used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.

Other uses include urinary tract infection (UTI), poor circulation, HIV/AIDS, and menstrual cramps.

Some people use hyssop as a gargle; in baths to cause sweating; and on the skin for treating skin irritations, burns, bruises, and frostbite.

In foods, hyssop oil and extract are used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, hyssop oil is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • Intestinal problems.
  • Common cold.
  • Sore throat.
  • Asthma.
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI).
  • Gas.
  • Colic.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Poor circulation.
  • Skin conditions (bruises, rashes, burns, frostbite).
  • HIV/AIDS.
  • Menstrual cramps.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hyssop for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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