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Hyssopus officinalis

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By Andrewr


Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssopus officinalis)

This is hyssop which needs full sun on a well-drained soil where it reaches two feet tall and slightly wider. When I tried it in a less than perfect situation, it was decimated by slugs



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Lovely blue, Andrew. It's a herb isn't it? What would you use it for?

2 Aug, 2008

 

its lovely andrew,,,,, was reading that there is epidemic of slugs and snails this yr,,,,,,,,, knew i was picking more off the plants each evening than i normally would be

2 Aug, 2008

 

According to my herb book, you can use the tops (flowers and leaves) in hot water to make hyssop tea which aids digestion, eases asthma and rheumatics. Sprains and rheumatic joints can also be helped by putting leaves in muslin bags, immersing in hot water and applying to the affected area. Juice from the stems can also by rubbed on cuts and sores for quick healing,
It also suggests a handful of leaves in a warm bath will help stiffnes brought on by too much gardening so perhaps we all ought to grow it!

2 Aug, 2008

 

what a very helpful plant, im adding it to my fav's

2 Aug, 2008



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