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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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