Hyssopus officinalis


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hyssop

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains flavonoids, hyssopin (a glycoside), insolic acid, resin, tannins and volatile oils (including camphene, pinenes, terpinene and others). First used by Hippocrates and Galen, hyssop is administered internally for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs and sore throat, and topically for cuts, bruises and rheumatic pain.
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The aim of this study was to assess the antifungal activity of Hyssopus officinalis, Cuminum cyminum, Thymus vulgaris and cones of cupressus arizonica essential oils against Aspergillus flavus.
Air dried aerial parts of Hyssopus officinalis, Cuminum cyminum, Thymus vulgaris and cones of cupressus arizonica were hydrodistilled for 3 h using a Clevenger-type apparatus.
Antifungal activity of Hyssopus officinalis, cupressus arizonica, Cuminum cyminum and Thymus vulgaris were determined against Aspergillus flavus.
In Hyssopus officinalis and cupressus arizonica only high concentrations suppressed this growth.