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Horehound -Seeds

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This small and sometimes rambling herb has a great history of use and seems to be always available to the gardener to use.

We lightly simmer Horehound leaves and stems with honey for a soothing tea for sore throats and annoying coughs.
Horehound relaxes the cough reflex and helps to expel the mucus.

Also extremely useful for asthma, bronchitis and croup.
The Horehound seeds have a random germination and will not usually sprout at the one time. Care must be taken with Horehound, NOT to fertilize too often as it responds best in impoverished and dryer soil, consequently containing a greater concentration of essential oil.

Seed is now available only from our new, secure shop at

Degree of difficulty in germination.....7/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal

Horehound herb

Marrubii herba
Published February 1, 1990

Name of Drug
Marrubii herba, horehound herb.
Composition of Drug
Horehound herb consists of the fresh or dried, above-ground parts of Marrubium vulgare L. [Fam. Lamiaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The herb contains bitter principles and tannins.
Loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as bloating and flatulence.
None known.
Side Effects
None known.
Interactions with Other Drugs
None known.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Daily dosage:
4.5 g of drug;
2 - 6 tbs. of pressed juice;
equivalent preparations.
Mode of Administration
Comminuted herb, freshly expressed plant juice and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Marrubinic acid works as a choleretic.