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October 29, 2020

Science > Hyssop


Common Name


Scientific Name

Hyssopus officinalis L.


Hyssop is an evergreen and perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family that its leaves are small and linear and its flowers are purple-blue. Hyssop is native to Mediterranean countries and mild regions of Asia but it is now widely cultivated around the world and is often used as a decorative plant. The origins of hyssop are Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Syria and Western Asia. Its growing site is Asia, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and Syria. Name of hyssop probably without any change is derived from Greek word of Hyssopus and the Hebrew word of ‘’Esob’’ means ‘’Holy plant’’.

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