Hyssop officinalis and its cultivation

Hyssop officinalis and its cultivation

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Hyssop officinalis is a medicinal plant that has long been used in folk medicine. After that, they are tied in small bundles and hung in a ventilated place to dry.

The use of hyssop in traditional medicine:

  • treats gastrointestinal diseases, chronic colitis, bronchial asthma, inflammatory processes in the oral cavity
  • stimulates appetite and has a beneficial effect on the digestive process
  • has a diuretic, antiseptic, sedative and anticonvulsant effect
  • helps treat dry coughs by causing expectoration

By the way, hyssop is considered an excellent seasoning for meat dishes, which gives them a spice.

Hyssop and its cultivation

Hyssop medicinal, the properties of which are explained by the presence of tannins, essential oils, sitosterol, can be grown independently. It belongs to unpretentious plants. It can be propagated by dividing the bush, cuttings or seeds.

Hyssop cultivation usually starts with preparing the soil, which should be light and fertile. If the soil is acidic, add a little lime there.

It is best to first grow seedlings in a greenhouse, and then place them in an already well-warmed soil. Make sure to remove the weeds regularly so that they don't interfere with the growth of the hyssop.

In general, hyssop easily tolerates cold and drought. Therefore, you can safely engage in breeding it in your summer cottage as a medicinal plant, as well as one of the elements of landscape design.

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