Blue Hyssop (hysoppus officinalis) is an aromatic, bushy perennial with small leaves and tiny flowers along the stems. Young leaves have a bitter, minty flavour.
Young leaves are used chopped and scattered on salads, sprinkled on meat or oily fish dishes. It can also be used to flavour soups, stews and fruit dishes. Sparing usage is recommended as the flavour is very strong.
Green tops of the plant is used to brew tea. The infusion is said to help aid digestion of fatty or rich food.
The essential oil from this plant is used as antiseptic to reduce swelling and discolouration of bruises.
This is an easy to grow plant which will attract wildlife like butterflies. Read more at http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hyssop/growing-hyssop-plant.htm