Some typical preparations for Hyssop

To make Hyssop tea:
Try steeping 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to strain out the hyssop leaves and drink one cup of tea up to 3 times a day. You can add honey if you like, as I do with many of the teas I drink. You can add lemon and sugar as well.

Using Hyssop as a compress:
Prepare one ounce of dried hyssop leaves in one pint of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Soak a clean cloth in the cooled mixture and apply to sores or affected area.

Using Hyssop in a poultice:
Mix together enough dried, crushed leaves with water to form a "paste" and apply to cuts and bruises.

Medicinal Uses of Hyssop

Here are some ideas that others have shared in books, magazines, and online, etc that have helped them. Please never replace any information for your doctors care for your personal health issues.

For congestion relief, due to colds, flu and bronchitis, try this. You can make a tea or a syrup from hyssop. It can be used as a gargle for sore throat to reduce inflammation.

Externally, you can make a poultice of the leaves and it can aid in healing cuts and bruises. Some have said it helps with the herpes virus. A compress soaked in hyssop tea is applied to sores.

The parts used are the leaves.