Hyssop officinalis (veterinary practice)

Hyssop officinalis – hyssopus officinalis l.


Botanical characteristic. Family Lamiaceae. Semi-shrub 20 -50 cm high. The root is taproot, woody. Stems branched, tetrahedral. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, almost sessile. The flowers are collected in the axils of the leaves, 3-7 pieces, blue, purple, rarely pink or white. Blossoms in July – September, fruits ripen in August.

Spreading. Bred in the south of Ukraine, in the Caucasus, in Central Asia, it is found as a wild plant in weedy places in the European part of the USSR.

Medicinal raw materials. Use flowering leafy shoots (grass). They are harvested during the flowering period, cutting off the tops of the plant with a sickle or secateurs. Dry in attics, tying in bundles.

Chemical composition. The plant contains an essential oil, which includes E-pinocomfon, a-pinene, b-pinene, cineole, etc. In addition, the herb contains tannins, organic acids, and the flowers contain flavonoids diosmin and issopin.

Pharmacological properties and Application. Hyssop herb infusion is recommended as an expectorant for chronic bronchitis, cough, as well as a wound healing agent for inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Dose of infusion (1:100): calves 1/3-1/2 cup 2-3 times a day.

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