Practitioners of natural medicine sometimes recommend hyssop for treating intestinal and digestive problems, intestinal pain and gas, loss of appetite, and colic, according to WebMD. Other uses include treating respiratory infections, coughs, sore throat, asthma and the common cold. Practitioners may recommend it for urinary tract infections and menstrual cramps.
Users may apply hyssop topically to the skin for the treatment of frostbite, bruises, burns and irritation, notes WebMD. Some users add it to their baths to cause sweating, while others gargle it. The natural medical community believes that hyssop’s curative properties come from its ability to increase lung secretions and affect the heart. People who are prone to seizures or who are pregnant or lactating should not use hyssop.