Pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love Hyssop flowers. Hyssop is a favorite herb of beekeepers because it creates a strong, aromatic honey. The leaves have a lightly bitter taste and an intense minty aroma; therefore it is used moderately in cooking. Both the flowers and leaves are used in salads. Hyssop is also used to flavor chicken, pork, teas, and soups. As a medicinal herb, hyssop has expectorant and soothing properties. The oil from the leaves can be used to make herbal facials and baths. Hyssop looks great in the garden with its spikes of violet-blue flowers on woody stems. It can be pruned into a nice hedge or grown in window boxes.
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