Anise Hyssop: an Easy Edible PerennialA short-lived, edible herbaceous perennial in the Lamiaceae, or mint family.
A variety of Hyssop, known as anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, is a part of the mint family with a licorice-like flavor. Native Americans made tea from the leaves and anise hyssop as a traditional medicine because of its potential to promote digestion, in line with the Illinois State University Horticulture Centre. Limonene is one of the vital components of creeping anise oil, which neutralizes stomach acid and facilitates the proper functioning of the muscles of the gastrointestinal system. According to a September 2007 report published in a review of alternative medicines, it can also help eliminate heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.