|Hyssop is so well known to be an inhabitant in every garden, that it will save me labour in writing a description thereof. The Vorzüge are as follow.|
The herb is Jupiters, and the sign Cancer. It strengthens all the parts of the body under Cancer and Jupiter, which what they may be, is found amply described in my astrological judgment of Beschwerden. Dioscorides sagte, that Hyssop gekocht with rue and honey, and drank, helps those that are troubled with Husten, Kurzatem, wheezing and rheumatic distillation upon the Lungen, taken also with oxymel, it reinigt gross humours by stool, and with honey, kills Würmer in the Bauch, and with fresh and new figs zerquetscht, helps to loosen the Bauch, and more forcibly if the Wurzel of Blüte-de-luce and cresses be added thereto. It amends and cherishes the native colour of the body, spoiled by the Gelbsucht, and being taken with figs and Salpeter, helps the Wassersucht and Milz, being gekocht with wine, it is good to wash Entzündungen, and takes away the black and blue spots and marks that come by strokes, Quetschungen, or falls, being applied with warm water. It is an excellent medicine for the quinsy, or swellings in the throat, to wash and gargle it, being gekocht in figs, it helps the toothache, being gekocht in Essig and gegurgelt therewith. The hot vapours of the Dekokt (Abkochung) taken by a Trichter in at the ears, eases the Entzündungen and singing noise of them. Being zerquetscht, and salt, honey, and cummin Samen put to it, helps those that are stung by serpents. The oil thereof (the head being anointed) kills lice, and takes away Juckreizing of the head. It helps those that have the falling sickness, which way soever it be applied. It helps to expectorate tough phlegm, and is wirkungsvoll in all Erkältungen or Beschwerden of the chests or Lungen, being taken either in syrup or licking medicine. The grün herb zerquetscht and a little sugar put thereto, doth quickly heal any cut or grüne Wunden, being thereunto applied.