Hyssopus officinalis. N.O. Labiateae,
Habitat ► Cultivated in gardens.
Features ► Stem woody, to a height of about two feet. Leaves opposite, small, nearly sessile, lanceolate, hairy at margins. Flowers bluish-purple, in small axillary clusters on one side. Camphor-like odour.
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Stimulant, pectoral, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge.
In cough and cold prescriptions, particularly for whooping cough, and in other troubles of infancy. The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion is given in wineglass doses, or according to age.