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Horehound

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Horehound - MARRUBIUM VULGARE

(White) (Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description: Horehound, known as White Horehound, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Labiateae (Lamiaceae) family. It is a hardy plant with a stout, woody root with hairy, square branching stems, wrinkled dark green leaves with downy white hairs on the underside, and dense whorls of small white flowers. Horehound contains, among other things, a bitter substance known as marrubium. Origin: United States

Other Names: Bugleweed, Hoarhound, Houndsbene, Marrube, Marrubium, Marvel, White Horehound

Part Used: Herb

Culinary Uses: Horehound is added to candy, liqueurs, and ales. To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 teaspoon of Horehound Herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Horehound is considered soothing to the respiratory system and to support the lungs. It is considered a natural expectorant used for coughs and bronchial problems. Lower doses of Horehound have been thought useful for gastric distress. It is also is used externally to promote the healing of wounds. The extreme bitterness of Horehound is thought to drive away worms.

Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Horehound is not to be used during pregnancy. Large doses may cause gastric distress.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*