Here are some health benefits commonly associated with hyssop:
Assists respiratory conditions
Folk healers have long believed that hyssop can aid with respiratory conditions. Now research also backs these claims. According to this study, hyssop extracts could be effective in treating respiratory infections caused by various microbes.
Research has found that, alongside other extracts, hyssop can actually assist digestion. One of the ways it does this is by soothing and cleaning the mouth and throat.
Works as an antibiotic
According to a 2008 study, hyssop extract was found to be part of a successful composition for treating wounds.
Improves immune response
Like many herbs, Hyssop contains antioxidants. As research suggests, antioxidants can play a part in improving immune responses.
Relieves muscle pain
While further research is welcomed in this area, it’s widely believed that hyssop can help relieve muscle pain and spasms because it calms the respiratory and digestive systems.
Diminishes the appearance of acne scars
Studies such as this one reiterate the fact that hyssop possesses valuable antioxidant properties. Hyssop oil’s antimicrobial activity could help heal wounds and reduce the visibility of acne scars.
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Hyssop should not be consumed during pregnancy. The information in this article is intended as a general reference for further exploration and is not a substitute for professional health advice.