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Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a member of the mint family with a distinct anise flavour and aroma.
A native plant of North America, it is a favourite of pollinators and a cornerstone species at our farm.
A tonic nutritive with an uplifting aroma, Anise Hyssop has a long history of use including: seasoning spice, hot or cold tea infusion, potpourri, bathing formulations, skin care, cordials, syrups, incense, and relieving a dispirited heart.
Grown using beyond organic, ecologically regenerative practises.
Anise Hyssop: A Delicious and Versatile Herb
Anise Hyssop, also known as Agastache Foeniculum, is a delicious herb that is native to North America. It has been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for its medicinal purposes, and today it is highly valued by herbalists for both its taste and its health benefits. Anise Hyssop is now also popular among foodies, who use it in their dishes to add a unique, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor.
Blog Body: Let's dive deeper into the fascinating world of Anise Hyssop and discover its benefits. First and foremost, it is known for its soothing properties. It has a calming effect on the digestive system and can be used to ease stomach discomfort, reduce bloating, and stimulate the appetite. Additionally, Anise Hyssop has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, which make it an excellent herb to use during cold and flu season.
One of the best things about Anise Hyssop is its versatility in the kitchen. Its flowers and leaves can be used fresh, dried, or ground into a powder. The herb is particularly delicious when used to flavor teas, syrups, baked goods, and cocktails. It pairs well with fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and peaches, adding a sweet and spicy flavor that compliments the fruit. Anise Hyssop is also a great addition to marinades and dressings, where it provides a subtle and unique taste.
If you are a fan of honey, you will be pleased to know that Anise Hyssop makes an excellent honey infusion. By infusing dried leaves into honey, you can create a natural and flavorful honey that is perfect for topping pancakes or drizzling over yogurt. The herb is also an excellent sugar substitute, and its leaves can be added to jams and jellies for a more natural and healthy flavor booster.
Anise Hyssop is also a beautiful plant to grow in your garden. It produces lovely purple flowers that attract bees and hummingbirds, making it a great addition for pollinators. The shrub-like plant can grow up to three feet tall and is easy to care for, thriving best in full sun and well-drained soil. Its leaves are highly fragrant and can be enjoyed even without consuming them.
In conclusion, Anise Hyssop is a delicious and versatile herb that has been treasured for centuries by herbalists and indigenous cultures alike. Not only is it tasty, but it also has numerous health benefits and is an excellent natural sweetener. Whether used fresh or dried, in the kitchen or in the garden, Anise Hyssop is a must-have herb for anyone who loves to cook, appreciate fragrant plants, or simply want to incorporate more natural remedies into their lives. Try it out, and see for yourself why this versatile herb is gaining popularity among culinary enthusiasts worldwide.
Our Anise Hyssop is in dried leaf and flower form and comes in a white recyclable bag.