The Health Benefits of Hyssop

AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi there, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on The Health Benefits of Hyssop. What is it? Hyssop from Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaAt Organic Gurlz Gardens, we like to know about our veggies and herbs. Hyssop is a herb with many uses, In the medical and beauty world. The secret is in the volatile oil and other ingredients that the leaves contain. The part of the herb above the soil is used for Fragrance, Cosmetics, and Medicine . Hyssop is a member of the mint family with a lovely scent, lavendar-like flowers and plush, bitter taste. Also, it is Native of areas ranging from southern Europe eastward to Central Asia, hyssop has become naturalized in North America. The herb is a small perennial that averages a measurement of 1.5 ft. high. Benefits: It is our practice at Organic Gurlz Gardens to know the uses of our main nutrition source. Hyssop is also diaphoretic (helps induce your sweating) and has quite a few anti-inflammatory properties. The latter effect is used to naturally treat infections of the upper respiratory tract by inhaling vapors from Hyssop decoctions. This power packed herb also assists with expectorant (coughing up mucus). Hyssop may also assist with abdominal cramps and fevers. The plant treatment of conjunctivitis and as a natural remedy for bruises, insect bites, and muscle pain. How to prepare/ make Hyssop: Step 1 Hyssop tea from Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaDry hyssop by cutting plant stems from the hyssop plant before it flowers. Gather three or four stems together and secure them with a rubber band. Hang the hyssop stems upside down in a dry and warm location for one to two weeks until the leaves are dry and crispy. Remove the dried flowers and leaves from the stems and store them in plastic bags or containers. Step 2 Measure 4 to 6 tsp. of dried hyssop (more or less according to your taste preference) and 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon into the teapot(All depending on your preference of taste). Step 3 Bring water to a boil. Pour the boiling water into the teapot over the tea ingredients. Cover the teapot and allow it to steep for five minutes. Step 4 Pour the steeped tea through a strainer or cheesecloth into the teacups. Add additional ingredients such as honey or sugar and milk or cream if you desire. Step 5 Serve the tea immediately. Keep on growing! "Let The Muddy, Messy Girl Build Your Garden Today" The Organic Gurl'z Gardens Email your gardening questions to [email protected] CLICK HERE to check out Organic Gurl'z Gardens on Facebook Organic Gurlz Garden Fort Wayne, Indiana

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