Sinonimi: Hyssopus officinalis
ETYM Old Eng. hysope, hysope, Old Fren. ysope, French hysope, hyssope, Latin hysopum, hyssopum, hyssopus.
1. A European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil; SYN. Hyssopus officinalis.
2. Bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes.
Kind of mint, remedy for bruises.
Aromatic herb Hyssopus officinalis of the mint family Labiatae, found in Asia, S Europe, and around the Mediterranean. It has blue flowers, oblong leaves, and stems that are woody near the ground but herbaceous above.