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Light: Full sun
Temperature: Perennial for zones 3-11
Watering: Light- drought tolerant
Soil: well drained soil
The strongly scented leaves of this medicinal herb are bitter, but are still used to brew teas to aide in digestion and more popularly, as a cough expectorant. Combined with Horehound and honey in tea form, Hyssop creates a great natural alternative to store-bought cough syrups.
A very pungent herb, Hyssop is sometimes used for culinary purposes and can be added to stews and salads for a strong taste or used as a garnish. Hyssop honey is deliciously sweet, so if you keep bees, plant Hyssop near your hives. Hyssop is also used to flavor some alcohols and liqueurs like Absinthe.