Hyssop is an erect, hardy, shrubby, evergreen perennial shrub with strong antioxidant properties. This chapter describes the botany, history, producing regions, flavor and aroma, parts used, and active constituents. The chapter also highlights the uses of hyssop in different recipes around the world. The essential oils of hyssop are an important ingredient in the formulation of Benedictine and Chartreuse liqueurs. Hyssop has been reported to have carminative, stimulating, antimicrobial, stomachic, and antioxidant properties. Finally the medicinal uses, functional properties, and antioxidant properties of hyssop are discussed in great detail.
KeywordsFlavonoid Quercetin Lactone Cough Luteolin
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