Horehound

M. vulgare and M. peregrinum                                            Origin: Croatia

$2.50

COMMON NAME
Standardized: horehound
Other: white horehound

BOTANICAL NAME
Marrubium vulgare L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

OVERVIEW
Horehound is a garden mint with green and white leaves and a distinctively bitter taste. It is native to Asia and Europe, but is naturalized in North America. Although the herb grows in a wide range of climates, the best quality is grown in desert heat. Egyptian priests referred to it as the “Seed of Horus”, which some speculate its modern name came from. In medieval Europe it was used to ward off spells by witches. It is also recorded as one of the “bitter herbs” eaten at Passover.

PARTS USED
The above-ground parts of the plant, dried and cut.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Usually as a tea, but also in infusions, tinctures, and encapsulations. Historically made as a candy or confection.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Horehound”