Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Horehound

Scientific Name - Marrubium vulgare

Properties - Expectorant, decongestant, diuretic, antiseptic, stimulant, diaphoretic, febrifuge

Common Uses - Make tea and add honey to soothe a cough or congestion.

Parts Used - Leaves

Locating & Handling - Commonly used in cough drops and syrups. Tea may be found in health food stores.

Caution - Excessive amounts can cause irregular heartbeat

Origin - Europe, Asia, Africa, used in Ancient Greece


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