ANISE HYSSOP - agastache foeniculum

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

This potent plant, rich with flavonoids and antioxidants delivers the unique signature flavour in our medicinal herb garden honey - A hint of aniseed paired with rich intoxicating candy.

This perennial herb has been esteemed for centuries by herbalists as a remedy against cough, fever and heart conditions, as well as externally in treating burns.


Also known as Liquorice Mint, Blue Giant Hyssop, Fragrant Giant Hyssop and Lavender Giant Hyssop.


Anise Hyssop belongs to the mint family with its square stem and opposite leaves.


Its name is misleading as although called hyssop it is not hyssop (Hyssop is Hyssopus officinalis which has blue, pink or white flowers).


Herbal tea's made from anise hyssop deliver pleasant aniseed or Licorice mint-like taste.


Common uses:

  • Helps relieve congestion from a cold/sinus.


  • Combined with licorice for respiratory infections like bronchitis as it acts as an expectorant and cough suppressant.


  • Apply externally as a tea or poultice for sunburn.


  • It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties and useful for gastrointestinal problems (ref 1.)


  • Aniseed Hyssop is to use the leaves (fresh or dried leaves) to make a tea.


References:

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316714714_Phytochemical_Antibacterial_Antifungal_and_Antioxidant_Properties_of_Agastache_foeniculum_Essential_Oil

  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032471/

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