The Healing Benefits of Hyssop

The Healing Benefits of Hyssop

The Bible has described hyssop as a cleansing herb and even today, it still continuously serve its purpose, particularly eliminating intestinal worms from your gut. Let’s get to know more about this herb and find out how it can benefit your health.

What is Hyssop? 

Hyssop is a perennial shrub that is part of the mint family and originates from the Mediterranean region. Its stem is furry, has pointed leaves and flowers with a bluish, purplish, and whitish hue. Hyssop was brought to North America by the European colonists and since then, this shrub is used for decorative, cooking, and medicinal purposes. 

What is the composition of hyssop?

According to research, hyssop contains phytochemicals. The main component found in this herb is monoterpene and sequiterpene Flavonoids are also present and it plays a role in the shrub’s antioxidant activity. 

Does hyssop treat parasitic infection?

The hyssop plant is considered a vermifuge, which means that it can kill parasites and expel them from the body. Examples of parasites are intestinal worms such as tapeworms and hookworms. It has the ability to kill intestinal parasites without harming the host by not letting the parasite absorb the nutrients that it needs for growth.

What are the other benefits of hyssop?

Aside from its ability to eradicate intestinal worms, the following are benefits of hyssop to your health:

  • It eases respiratory conditions
  • A natural treatment for gout and arthritis
  • Home remedy for hemorrhoids
  • Relieves muscle pain and spasm
  • Boost immune system
  • Promotes a healthy gut
  • Maintains healthy skin 

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