for the Hyssop Plant
The hyssop plant is native from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. It is very aromatic, with small blue flowers blooming in the summer. It is an ancient herb, with the name tracing back to ancient Greek and Hebrew writings. It is also mentioned several times in the Bible.
It is considered one of the best herbs for asthma and has many other medicinal uses, as well. In fact, some of the most well known doctors in history, Hippocrates and Disocorides, both prescribed it for lung conditions.
Uses for Hyssop
The hyssop plant can help with 81 different medical conditions, including asthma, cancer, insomnia, and colds. There are various preparations, but the most common is in extracts and teas. These are very effective in treating respiratory infections and congestion. One of the reasons for this is because of the anti-spasmodic action of the oil. It works well combating mucus, which makes it a good choice for those who suffer from bronchitis.
The Hyssop plant extract has a calming effect and this is why it is often used to treat anxiety. Another common medicinal use is for the prevention of seizures and works well for treating petit mal, which is a form of epilepsy. However, an overdose from the oils of the plant can cause seizures, so it should be used with care. Also, the plant should not be used during pregnancy.
The leaves of this pretty plant can be used as an analgesic for bruises, as well as helping speed healing. It is also helpful in treating gout, fever, circulatory problems, and as an effective weight loss supplement. Many people use to regulate their blood pressure, as well.
Hyssop is also effective at treating many digestive disorders, such as diarrhea and indigestion. It has been used for centuries as a treatment for nausea and vomiting. Most herbalists today believe that this plant is much undervalued in its uses today and most ancient teachings would likely agree.
For use as a tincture, the recommended dose is one to four ml, three times a day. When used in an infusion or tea, boil one cup of water and steep one to two teaspoons of dried leaves for ten to fifteen minutes. The tea or infusion should be taken three times each day, as well. Hyssop leaves can be added to salads, soups, and meats; however, you will want to use minimal amounts because the flavor can be quite strong.
A Few Final Thoughts
The hyssop plant has many medicinal purposes and there is plenty of history to back up its effectiveness. However, before you start any natural asthma treatment, make sure you speak with your physician to ensure it will not interact negatively with any current medications you might be on.
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