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Herb Hyssop (Hyssop)

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  • Common Name: Herb Hyssop (Hyssop)
  • Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae

Once a common wild flower, Herb Hyssop is now cultivated for the garden and often used to treat human ailments.  

Although there is no evidence of research into its suitability as a food for tortoises, there are reports that the essential oil derived from Herb Hyssop has caused convulsions, so although the oil is obviously a concentrated form of the properties present in the plant, it would be unwise to feed Hyssop to your tortoise. 

Do not confuse with Bacopa (Water Hyssop), which is a different plant.

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