Application of medicinal hyssop
Many of us are already so accustomed to modern methods of treatment that sometimes they completely forget about the existence of alternative options, for example, the use of medicinal herbs and plants. And very vain!
Among the diversity with which Mother Nature generously rewarded us, at times, there are such amazing specimens that are able to cope with some ailments better than tablets and pills, while not causing any harm to our body. And among these - the hyssop officinalis, a representative of perennial plants, which has a whole list of useful and healing properties.
Hyssop officinalis came to us from the Mediterranean, where for many centuries it was used for its intended purpose - for the treatment of various diseases.
By the way, it is possible to learn from historical studies that the ancient Romans, who grew hyssop around their settlements for ceremonial and medicinal purposes, were very fond of this useful herb.Today, this small shrub (at a height of no more than 60 cm) has spread almost everywhere, but more often it occurs in the southern and middle parts of Russia, the Caucasus and southern Siberia.
This medicinal plant is similar to a high odorous grass that has stiff branches, from the bosoms of which lilac or blue flowers grow. Hyssop blooms from the beginning of July until October, and then instead of decorative flowers, seeds resemble small nuts.
For therapeutic purposes, it is usually harvested flowering grass, for drying cut the top gentle shoots. Then they are formed in small bundles and suspended for drying in a well-ventilated area. You can buy hyssop in the markets, and you can grow at home, because this is a simple plant, which, in addition to its useful properties, has a pleasant decorative appearance.
Useful properties and application
As we have already said, this medicinal herb has long been widely used in folk medicine, and in Avicenna's works it was described in detail about its many useful properties.
The composition of the plant, in many respects, determines its widespread use: essential oils (from 0.3 to 1%), which have a beneficial effect on all the vital mechanisms for the body, as well as tannins, which reduce the impact of external adverse factors. In addition, it is ascorbic acid, resins, flavonoids and much more.
The most common use of hyssop is, of course, various colds, flu, bronchitis, and so on. It is a good diaphoretic agent, and is also useful when the temperature rises or fever occurs. By the way, hyssop medicinal is often used specifically for the treatment of children, but this does not mean that it can not be used by an adult.
In addition, it is a good tool for coughing, especially forms with a large number of secreted mucus: it promotes the expectoration and cleansing of the organs of the respiratory system. Again, it copes well with inflammations of the nasal sinuses, and also eliminates various inflammations of the pharynx and oral cavity.
Believe me, the miraculous properties of this herb do not end there, because, as we said, this is a real panacea for many ailments.In small dosages it copes with the problems of the digestive system, eases the weight, accelerates the process of assimilation of food, and also strengthens the stomach.
It can be useful for infectious diseases of the eyes, for example, conjunctivitis, and also saves from excessive sweating (especially for women experiencing menopause), accelerates the diuretic process and normalizes the menstrual cycle. In addition, drugs based on hyssop increase human brain activity, normalize metabolism and strengthen the immune system.
How to use hyssop?
Since this plant is used to treat a variety of diseases, there are many recipes for its preparation, but, more often, these are all kinds of tinctures, teas and decoctions. Here is one of them:
- Decoction of bronchitis, sore throats and other respiratory diseases. 100 g of dried flowers and grass is poured with a liter of boiling water, put on the fire and boil for another 5 minutes. Then, 100 g of sugar is added to the resulting product, after which it needs to be drained and consumed with warm 100 ml 1 time per day.