What is Hyssop Tea?

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Hyssop tea comes from an evergreen herb that originally grew in southern Europe along the Mediterranean, and in central Asia. When hyssop is brewed, it releases a minty flavor and may have several potential health benefits. Many people brew hyssop into a tea to help remove phlegm, treat bronchitis or soothe coughs and sore throats. Other medicinal uses may include improved digestion, lower blood sugar, and it may help relieve intestinal congestion and regulate blood pressure as well. Some herbalists recommend steeping one spoonful of dried hyssop in hot water for 10 minutes. People often drink two to three cups of tea a day.

Hyssop tea is most commonly recommended to treat cold symptoms. The warm liquid might relieve soreness of the throat, and the hyssop may reduce phlegm which can cause a persistent cough or a sinus infection. Many people who drink hyssop tea report being able to breathe easier and enjoy a healthier day-to-day life.

Hyssop tea might also work to naturally soothe nerves. Some people will sip a cup of tea to ease anxiety before taking a difficult exam, speaking in front of a crowd, or boarding an airplane.


Those who suffer from a loss of appetite might turn to hyssop to improve their hunger. The herb typically promotes both a healthy appetite and normal digestion. Hyssop tea might also be able to help people trying to embrace low cholesterol or low sugar diets. Herbalists often recommend hyssop as a natural way for these people to regulate their high blood sugar or blood pressure.

Medicinal herb gardeners can grow their own hyssop in a cool partially shaded environment. Hyssop herbs are usually low maintenance and do not need a lot of water; it can even be grown on a balcony or in a container garden. Gardeners will usually harvest the flowers, sometimes before they bloom, to create a medicinal tea. Some herbalists also make use of the leaves and stems for hyssop tea. Hyssop is commonly harvested in late summer.

Hyssop tea has been used throughout history both as a medicine and an internal cleanser. In Biblical times, hyssop was used to make a holy tea. It was said to have spiritual properties that could clean holy sanctuaries. Some people drank this tea believing it could cleanse their souls from wrongdoing.

Hyssop is usually safe to consume, but it is not recommended for pregnant women. An herbalist might encourage those interested in hyssop tea to talk with a health-care specialist beforehand. If any side effects arise, tea drinkers might want to discontinue use until they can speak with their doctor.


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@Animandel - While I have not had this hyssop tea, I have been in restaurants where they use the hyssop herb to season certain dishes. I can remember eating a soup that was seasoned with the hyssop, and the taste was very good. The herb is often used in green salads and the benefits of the herb in foods should be the same as the hyssop tea benefits, so maybe your father would be willing to try the hyssop minus the tea.

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This hyssop tea sounds like the perfect drink for my father who has issues with some of the symptoms listed in the article as symptoms hyssop tea might be able to help with. However, my father refuses to drink tea of any kind. Coffee and water are his beverages of choice.

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I was recently in the health food store where they sale natural supplements and other health products to combat a wide range of illnesses and diseases. Basically, any problem that you come in with the store clerk will be able to point out some product or some food in the store that will help you out in some way or another. However, they don't promise any type of miracle cure or anything like that.

I went into the store to get some supplements that are said to be good for helping maintain a healthy blood sugar level. The clerk helped me find the supplements and then when he found out why I wanted them he suggested a couple of

teas that I might want to tell my aunt about as well.

Hyssop tea was one of the ones he mentioned because hyssop tea possible benefits do include helping in the lowering of sugar in the blood stream. I told him I would do some research and then maybe purchase some of the tea for my aunt and for myself.

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