It protects the health of people and plants, it is easy to grow. You will support the immune system, improve digestion, and fight coughs

A hardy almost evergreen shrub with clusters of small, blue to dark purple flowers is suitable for low living walls. There are also varieties with pink and white flowers. The dwarf form is suitable for growing in a container. Although medicinal hyssop is not a widely known and cultivated plant, it is worth having it in the garden at all times.

Planting is the solution

Hyssop is not normally found in the wild here, but it would be a shame if it deprived us of its healing effects. Therefore, planting in your own garden is good. Medicinal hyssop needs a sunny location and light, well-drained soil. It will grow and bloom well in these conditions. And what is extremely important, thanks to the right conditions, the necessary active substances are collected in the plant.

How to grow it

It can be planted in a flower bed or in a pot, but the plant does better in the garden than in a container. It is important that we imitate as best as possible the region of the original occurrence of the plant, which is the Mediterranean. That is, sun, light, heat, light calcareous soil. Hyssop is a perennial plant that is propagated by seeds, soft cuttings in the spring or division of bunches. The seeds are sown in the spring, the transplants are planted in the second half of May. In warmer areas with light soil, we can sow hyssop directly on the bed in April.

We collect and dry

We cut the stem of the plant approximately 10 centimeters above the ground at the time when the hyssop begins to bloom. We harvest fennel twice a year, the first harvest is in June and July, the second in early autumn. For fresh use, we collect the leaves at any time, for drying, we collect the leaves at the beginning of summer. Aromatic leaves are used in small quantities in soups, legume dishes, stews, game and pâtés. Hyssop can be used wherever basil and rosemary are used.

How it helps us

Hyssop is used in medicine not only to solve health problems, but also to prevent them. The plant strengthens immunity and effectively suppresses respiratory diseases. It has a beneficial effect on digestion, either during treatment or preventively. It also helps relieve stress, nervous tension and calm down. The plant can be used to make tea or a soothing bath. The decoction is suitable as a gargle for respiratory diseases.

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