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This ancient herb has been used as far back as biblical times. Oddly enough there are very few studies done on Hyssop. It’s traditionally used for many ailments. Such as digestion, colds, asthma, gallbladder, UIT’s and menstrual cramps.
Hyssop is in the Lamiaceae family, which is also known for thyme, mint, oregano, basil, sage, rosemary, lemon balm, and many other aromatic plants.
A 2017 study performed in India suggests Hyssop kills 82 percent of breast cancer cells in laboratory studies!! More studies are being performed to understand its full effects.
Some traditional uses of Hyssop are indigestion, and a 2014 study uncovered Hyssop targets urease and a-chymotrypsin, two chemicals found in ulcers. Because of this, they concluded that Hyssop may be an effective ulcer treatment.
Another traditional use for Hyssop is with asthma. A 2017 analysis of numerous Persian medicinal plants showed that Hyssop improved inflammation, oxidative stress, allergic response, tracheal smooth muscle constriction, and airway remodeling in asthma.
A Romania team published an article in a 2014 edition of the journal Molecules that explored the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Hyssop. Their work revealed high levels antioxidant and good antioxidant activity. They found even more benefits in oils of hyssop leading to antifungal and other benefits.
There are additional studies that support it’s anti-inflammatory benefits, sensory of our nervous system, and even help remove the fat from our arteries. These additional findings lead to help with heart disease and fibromyalgia.
Possible side effects include:
- Allergic reactions: Do not use Hyssop if your allergic to Hyssop, or other plants in the family known as the mint or deadnettle family.
- Vomiting: This typically occurs only at high doses.
- Seizures: Hyssop oil is a known convulsant and should not be given to children or to people with seizure disorders. In healthy adults, Hyssop may increase seizure risk, especially at high doses.
- Miscarriage: Hyssop may cause uterine contractions and trigger menstruation, which may cause miscarriage.
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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