Hisopo

Frescas ramitas de hisopo florecientes

Hyssopus officinalis

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Hyssop (Wikipedia)

Hyssop
Illustration Hyssopus officinalis0.jpg
1885 illustration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Hyssopus
Species:
H. officinalis
Binomial name
Hyssopus officinalis
Synonyms
  • Hyssopus alopecuroides Fisch. ex Benth.
  • Hyssopus altissimus Mill.
  • Hyssopus angustifolius M.Bieb.
  • Hyssopus aristatus Godr.
  • Hyssopus beugesiacus Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus canescens (DC.) Nyman nom. inval.
  • Hyssopus caucasicus Spreng. ex Steud.
  • Hyssopus cinerascens Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus cinereus Pau
  • Hyssopus cretaceus Dubj.
  • Hyssopus decumbens Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus fischeri Steud.
  • Hyssopus hirsutus Hill
  • Hyssopus judaeorum Sennen
  • Hyssopus montanus Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus myrtifolius Desf.
  • Hyssopus orientalis Adam ex Willd.
  • Hyssopus passionis Sennen & Elias
  • Hyssopus polycladus Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus pubescens Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus recticaulis Jord. & Fourr.
  • Hyssopus ruber Mill.
  • Hyssopus schleicheri G.Don ex Loudon
  • Hyssopus torresii Sennen
  • Hyssopus vulgaris Bubani
  • Thymus hyssopus E.H.L.Krause

Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a shrub in the Lamiaceae or mint family native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its purported properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it has been used in traditional herbal medicine.

Hyssop (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Via Latin hysopum, from Ancient Greek ὕσσωπος (hússōpos), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈhɪ.səp/

Noun

hyssop (countable and uncountable, plural hyssops)

  1. Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally
  2. Any of several similar plants
    1. Agastache foeniculum, blue giant hyssop
  3. (obsolete, US) The sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)
  4. (biblical) A plant used used for sprinkling of blood or water in purification
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