Hyssop (Gul Zoofa) گل زوفہ
Hyssop / Gul Zoofa (گل زوفہ) also known as Hyssopus Officinalis, has been used for cleansing ritual and as medicine since biblical times. Today, it is known that the volatile oil and other ingredients that are contained in the leaves and green stems indeed have antibacterial, antiviral and other beneficial properties.
Hyssop contains several compounds that are also conducive to positive responses in the human body. Hyssop helps reduce the swelling of a wound or the effects of illness by constricting blood vessels. This constriction also slows excessive bleeding and causes the body to produce fewer wrinkles by tightening the skin. It is also helpful to joints affected by arthritis and improves circulation to the afflicted areas.
Since hyssop works as a diuretic (increase the urine output) it can help to flush out excess sodium from the body and therefore lower the blood pressure.