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Hyssopus officinalis - Jufa

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Jufa, Hyssopus officinalis, hyssop

Jufa is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus femily. and it is native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea.

Uses

Anxiety, Lower blood pressure, Colic, Liver disorders, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Common cold

Parts Used

Flowers, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Volatile oil ,Pinocamphone, Isopinocamphone, Pinenes, Camphene, and terpinene,Hyssopin, Tannin, Flavonoids, Insolic acid, Oleonolic acid, a bitter substance (marrubiin), resin, gum[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Hyssop


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple leaves are lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets and Leaf arrangement is opposite

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long blue to purple 5 there is only one way to evenly divide the flower

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
general 2.5 mm the fruit is dry but does not split open when ripe many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

It is an evergreen, bushy herb, growing 1 to 2 feet high, with square stem, linear leaves and flowers in whorls, six- to fifteen-flowered. Is a native of Southern Europe not indigenous to Britain, though stated to be naturalized on the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey in the New Forest. Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Very easy, the seed germinates quickly[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Mediterranean region, Temperate area, Widely cultivated area.

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