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.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a plant that’s been used medicinally for centuries, possibly even as far back as Biblical times (it’s mentioned in the Old Testament). The above-ground parts of the plant are what are used for medicine, not the roots.
Traditionally, it’s been used for a wide variety of ailments, but so far, we don’t have enough evidence to prove that it’s safe and effective for any of them.
Traditional uses of hyssop include treatment for:
- Digestive aid
- Liver problems
- Gallbladder disease
- Intestinal pain
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infections
- Poor circulation
- Menstrual cramps
- Topically for burns, bruises, and frostbite