Hyssop tea health benefits have been quite well-known in the field of herbal medicine for some time now.
Hyssop is a bushy evergreen herb that typically grows 1 to 2 feet high on a square stem with linear leaves and flowers in whorls of 6 to 15 blooms. Hyssop can be readily found in areas of Southern Europe and in gardens in cool places around the world.
Hyssop is historically identified as a holy herb, and is typically used for cleansing sacred places. Hyssop is a name of Greek origin, adopted from the Greek azob (a holy herb), as it was often used to clean the temples and other sacred places.
Hyssop’s beneficial components include volatile oil, tannin and glycoside, flavonoids and marrubin.
Hyssop has a minty taste and makes for a tasty brew. The above-ground parts of the hyssop are dried and cut for the tea. Some vendors offer the more traditional hyssop flowers, without stem or leaf.
Hyssop Tea is typically made by taking 1 spoon of dried hyssop herb and infusing it in ¼-litre boiling water. The hyssop tea will be allowed to stand for 10 minutes. It is recommended that the hyssop tea be brewed in a closed container so that some of its beneficial essences do not escape. Hyssop Tea can be drank twice or thrice a day.
The usage of hyssop tea is not advised for pregnant women.
Some health benefits may include:
- May be used to remove excess fluids or phlegm. Great for treatment of bronchitis, coughs and colds.
- May help in treating nose and throat infections.
- May help expel worms in the stomach.
- May help relieve fever sores.
- May help calm the nerves.
- May help lower the sharp increase in blood sugars after eating.
- May help improve digestion and relieve intestinal congestion.
- May help regulate the blood pressure.