Medicinal hyssop: where grows when to collect and dry how to make and apply

Medicinal hyssop: where grows when to collect and dry how to make and apply

It is no secret that many weeds which grow on meadows or in forests are used as medical as each plant, even poisonous, can be used as medicine. Today we will tell you about a grass a hyssop, we will tell where she can be met and how to use. Let's find out with what diseases the semi-poisonous grass can cope and whether there is a threat for life at the use of a hyssop.

As looks and where the hyssop medicinal grows

We will begin discussion of an officinal grass with the description and also we will tell about where it is possible to meet a hyssop.

  • Distribution. The semi-bush from the Yasnotkovye family meets throughout Europe, except northern regions. Also the grass grows in North Africa and the Western Asia. In the Russian Federation the plant can be met in Dagestan. Separately It is necessary to tell that the hyssop grows only on those soils which do not detain water. Also the plant does not love a shadow or a penumbra therefore for it open sites are required.
  • Appearance. The hyssop represents the big creeping-away bushes of dark green color which form similarity of a dome. Height of a plant does not exceed 80 cm, and on soils with the lowered humidity height can be a little more than 20 cm. As it was told above, the plant though is similar to big thickets of a grass, however, according to the botanical description, is a semi-bush with numerous tetrahedral escapes. Sheet plates lantsetny, tips are slightly deflexed. The grass can be recognized by characteristic kolosovidny inflorescences which direct up. Petals of small buds are painted in violet or dark blue color. Blossoming happens from July to September, and the first fruits can be seen at the end of August. A grass fruit — tsenobiya which represents a trihedral ovoid box.

Whether you know? The grass a hyssop is mentioned in the Old Testament. Also the plant is used during Passover (Pesach). In translation from Hebrew the word hyssop is meant by the pleasantly smelling grass.

Chemical composition

The hyssop is appreciated not fine inflorescences, and what is their part and also structure of leaves. Further we will consider the chemical composition to understand as it is possible to apply a grass a hyssop. The grass contains a large amount of essential oils and also flavonoids, triterpenovy acids, tannins, pitch, gum and various pigments. In inflorescences contains most of all essential oils — 1.98%, and in leaves a little more than 1.1%. That it was more clear why to us these substances, further we will in more detail consider everyone. Essential oils are oily substances which have very strong smell and taste. They are not dissolved in water, and at contact with air begin to evaporate quickly. Are applied almost everywhere. It should be noted bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils.

Important! Essential oils, unlike the real fats, do not leave fat spots on a surface.

Flavonoids are vegetable connections of an aromatic series which it is used as dyes or antioxidants. The majority of flavonoids have bactericidal properties. Triterpenovy acids are acids as a part of which there is a carbon. They are produced only in the form of rosin. Rosin of resin acids is used for creation of emulsifiers. Tannins — group of insoluble connections of an aromatic series in water which, according to the name, use for finishing of skins. In medicine use as anti-inflammatory and bactericidal means. Gum is a pitch which represents carbohydrate. It is allocated at damage of bark of a tree or bush. In medicine it is used for decrease in irritation mucous and also for production of a cover of tablets. Separately It is necessary to tell about vitamins and minerals. The plant contains the following vitamins and groups of vitamins: And, In, E, PP, K, D. Also the grass is rich with vitamin C. The hyssop contains the following minerals:

  • copper;
  • manganese;
  • calcium;
  • hardware;
  • selenium;
  • chlorine;
  • pine forest;
  • fluorine;
  • tungsten.

Medicinal properties

Medicinal properties are based on essential oil of a hyssop and also on minerals, vitamins and various substances about which we spoke above.

  • GIT. The grass helps to improve digestion and also to cope with a meteorizm. Gum helps to calm mucous a stomach that is especially important for the people suffering from gastritis.
  • Bacteria and parasites. Means on the basis of a plant help to cope with various diseases which are caused by activity of bacteria, fungi and also small parasites.
  • Overfatigue. The hyssop positively influences activity of central nervous system and brain. It allows to be restored quickly after strong intellectual or emotional overloads and also is quite good substitute of caffeine as focuses attention and improves memory.
  • Female line. The grass helps to solve a problem with changeable monthly and also to cope with inflows at a menopause.
  • Burns and injuries. The grass quickly heals fresh burns and also accelerates resorption of a hematoma.


Further we will tell about how to use a grass a hyssop in cookery and also for treatment of various diseases. Let's tell about whether the plant in traditional medicine is applied.

In cookery

In most cases, the hyssop is used in the form of seasoning as has rather strong taste and aroma because of what it is not expedient to use it in large numbers. For you will become opening that familiar seasoning of khmeli suneli incorporates the crushed dried leaves and flowers of a plant. For this reason it has such strong saturated smell.

Important! Pernicious action does not extend to viruses.

Best of all the grass is combined with meat dishes as gives them juicy ginger aroma and also notes of mint and a thyme. Also it is added to bean soups (the sheet form is used), unsweetened curds and vegetable salads. It is better to add fresh leaflets or branches to salads. In many regions of the Caucasus on the basis of a plant cook tasty and useful tea.

In traditional medicine

At once It is necessary to tell that the traditional medicine does not recognize a plant therefore it is not a part of medicines. However the grass can be bought in special drugstores which are engaged in sale of officinal herbs. Also the hyssop is used in homeopathic remedies which are not always recognized as official medicine, though are on sale in drugstores. It is used at treatment of respiratory diseases as expectorant means. Also it is used for treatment of gastritises and microulcers in a stomach, acting as wound healing means.

Learn more about useful properties of a cornflower, a sage and a St. John's wort.

The essential oil emitted from flowers and sheet plates is used for treatment of an urolithic disease and heart diseases. Infusions are used as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial means. Wash with infusions mucous an eye, a mouth and also a nasopharynx. Use for treatment of eczemas. Also the hyssop is used in cosmetology as the knitting agent who accelerates skin metabolism and also disinfects skin, accelerating healing of microwounds.

National recipes

Further we will tell about in what form the plant is applied as it is correct to prepare medicine and also we will specify a necessary dosage.


Broth is used for treatment of diseases of respiratory organs and also for the solution of problems with urinary tract. It is applied also at cold which is not complicated by cough. How to make a hyssop for cough and cold. To prepare good broth, it is necessary to buy quality raw materials. It can be found in drugstore, or to prepare most. Before purchase surely check an expiration date, and, whenever possible, estimate appearance of the crushed grass. We take 100 g of a hyssop, we fill in it with 1 l of boiled water then we boil on small fire about 5 minutes. Further it is necessary to cool broth, to filter and add (at will) 150 g of sugar. In day it is necessary to drink 30-35 ml of medicine. The daily dose should not exceed 100 ml as we have not diluted broth and concentrated. At will, sugar can be replaced with honey.


It is used for rinsing of an oral cavity at stomatitises and also for processing mucous an eye at conjunctivitis. It is also possible to accept for improvement of appetite, increase in pressure, or in the form of febrifuge. For a start we need to take a big thermos or 2 pans, one of which will be more another. If you have a thermos, then fill up in it 20 g of a grass then pour in 1 l of boiled water. Densely close and let's infuse 30 minutes. If there is no thermos, then make the following: put one pan in another, carry out all manipulations then close both pans covers and wrap up from above with a big towel or an old jacket. It is necessary to use infusion 3 times a day on 100-150 ml. If the stomach negatively reacts to infusion, then reduce a dose, or accept strictly after a meal.

Whether you know? In the ancient time the hyssop was used for clarification of temples, thanks to antibacterial properties. Also it was eaten by Romans for protection against plague.


Tincture are used for treatment of diseases of a GIT and also it is applied at a meteorizm and colitis. Tincture it is possible to process wounds and burns. For medicine preparation, we need to take 1 l of white dry wine. It is better to get house option. If there is no such opportunity, then give preference to expensive products. To 1 l of wine it is added 100 g of the dried-up raw materials then densely we close capacity and we place in the cellar/cellar for 3 weeks. It is daily necessary to check a condition of tincture and also to stir up it to receive quality medicine. It is necessary to accept in a small amount (1 tsp) 3 times a day after a meal.

It is important! If you have an increased acidity of gastric juice, then previously consult the doctor, otherwise similar sour medicine can cause deterioration in a state.

Essential oil

Independently it is impossible to prepare essential oil even if you will prepare huge amount of raw materials therefore the product needs to be bought in drugstore where it costs considerable money. Essential oil is applied to treatment of many diseases, however its price does not allow to use a product everywhere therefore we will tell in what cases of expense we will be acquitted.

For a pulverizing at bronchitis and rheumatism. In 20 ml of vegetable oil it is necessary to drip 10 drops of radio. Further it is carefully mixed and we pound the necessary part of a body. At treatment of warts and callosities. It is necessary to apply pure essential oil in a small amount on an affected area. That there were no burns, the next parts of skin need to be oiled sunflower or children's cream.

Collecting, drying and storage of medical raw materials

The hyssop is very valuable grass therefore we will tell you when she needs to be collected and as it is correct to dry. Also we will talk about storage. It is necessary to carry out collecting at the time of blossoming (July-September) to collect not only leaves, and and inflorescences which contain the maximum percent of essential oils. It is necessary to cut off the top 20 cm of escapes on which buds are formed. These escapes as it was told at the beginning of article, look up. It is necessary to dry in the fresh air, under a canopy. On the cut-off escapes direct sunshine should not get, also the place of drying has to be blown by wind well. It is regularly necessary to overturn a grass that it did not rot at high temperature of air.

Important! Drying in an oven or the special drying device is not carried out.

In storage time it is not necessary to mix a hyssop with other herbs or spices to increase an expiration date. Keep a herb in tight packages, or in banks which are densely closed by a cover. It is necessary to store at the lowered humidity therefore to place a product in the fridge, the cellar or a cellar is not necessary, even in the closed vessel. An expiration date before loss of flavoring and aromatic qualities — 8 months.

Possible harm

The medicinal hyssop, despite broad application in traditional medicine, has considerable quantity of contraindications therefore thoughtless application is capable to do harm. Let's begin with the fact that at uncontrollable oral administration of water solution or essential oil there are extensive spasms that is especially dangerous to pregnant women and epileptics. Also the herb can cause deterioration in a state at the increased acidity of gastric juice, the increased arterial blood pressure and at renal diseases. In case of presence of the listed diseases, preliminary consultation at the doctor is obligatory. The age category up to 12 years belongs to contraindications. It is impossible to treat children by means of a plant as it is slaboyadovity. It is forbidden to use drugs on the basis of a hyssop to nursing mothers as it will lead to decrease or the termination of development of milk from glands. Now you know, than the plant a hyssop is valuable for what it is used and whether there is an opportunity to get poisoned or worsen the general state. Remember that the quality of the collected raw materials is affected by the general ecology of the region and also proximity to the plants and highways. You should not buy a herb from strangers who for the sake of a profit could collect it where pollution level just reads off scale. Do not neglect the bans in order to avoid emergence of additional problems with health. Address traditional medicine only at treatment of slight diseases.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team