Hyssop Herb’s Hype

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HYSSOP HERB (HYSSOPUS OFFICINALIS)

Plant Constituents of Hyssop

•antiseptic- an agent for inhibiting the growth of microorganism on living tissue or destroying pathogenic or putrefactive bacteria
•antispasmodic- an agent which relieves or eases muscular spasms, cramps or convulsions
•astringent- a binding agent that contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges of mucous and fluid from the body
•carminative- an agent for easing griping pains, colic and expelling gas from the intestines
•diaphoretic- an agent that promotes perspiration
•emmenagogue- an agent that promotes menstrual flow
•expectorant- an agent that promotes the discharge of mucous and secretions from the respiratory passages
•pectoral- remedy for pulmonary or other lung and chest diseases
•purgative- an agent that produces a vigorous emptying of the bowels, more drastic than a laxative or aperient
•stimulant- an agent that excites or quickens the functional activity of the tissues giving more energy
•stomachic- an agent that strengthens, stimulates or tones the stomach
•sudorific- an agent that promotes or increases perspiration
•tonic- an agent that tones, strengthens and invigorates organs or the entire organism giving a feeling of well-being
•vermifuge- an agent to expel parasitic worms, especially of the intestines

Hyssop Herb’s Uses

Brain and Nervous System Conditions
•eases nervous tension and anxiety
•hysteria
•petit mal (mild epilepsy)
•soothing influence on the nervous system

Gastrointestinal Conditions
•chronic catarrh of the digestive system
•flatulence (gas/wind)
•poor digestion
•improves the tone of a weak stomach
•mucous congestion in the intestines
•to kill internal worms

Inflammatory Conditions
•relieves inflammations
•rheumatism

Viral Conditions
•inhibits the growth of the herpes simplex virus

Externally Hyssop has been used
•for bruises and discolored contusions
•for burns
•for cuts
•for skin irritations
•for swellings
•for the relief of muscular rheumatism
•to aid in healing of wounds
•to bathe tired and aching eyes (very dilute)
•head itch
•head lice

For more information view the source: Global Herbal

Hyssop herb along with many other anti-parasitic herbs and ingredients can be found in Freedom, Cleanse, Restore, or specifically in our Freedom herbal remedy. Image credit: Flickr.com

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