Hyssop is a herbaceous plant with aromatic leaves and small, vibrant flowers. It has been esteemed for centuries for its medicinal properties. Hyssop tea is often used as a natural remedy for respiratory ailments such as coughs and congestion. Its antiseptic qualities have also made it popular for wound healing. In culinary applications, hyssop is used sparingly due to its strong flavour, which is reminiscent of a blend of mint and sage. The plant’s beauty and fragrance have made it a favoured choice for gardens and attracting pollinators.

  • Steam fresh leaves, then add to salads or soups
  • Serve fresh hyssop leaves with soft goat cheese
  • Substitute hyssop for mint, e.g. with lamb