Hyssop - Blue
Hyssop is a strong-flavoured aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender. In cooking, use the same way you would Rosemary. It should be used sparingly as the flavour is very strong. Young leaves can be used chopped and scattered on salads, sprinkled on meat or oily fish dishes or used to flavour soups, stews and fruit dishes.
Tea is brewed using the green tops of the plant. The infusion has an agreeable flavour and is said to help aid digestion of fatty or rich food. It is also excellent for chesty coughs. Externally it can be applied to bruises, to reduce the swelling and discolouration. The essential oil is an antiseptic.
Hyssopus officianalis, known as 'Blue' Hyssop sports vibrant, blue flowers.
It famously attracts bees, hover-flies and butterflies, and is a must for any wildflower garden.
The plants make excellent honey, some beekeepers rub the hive with it to encourage the bees to keep to their home.
|Botanical Name||Hyssopus officinalis|
|Seed Packet||100 Seeds|