Family Name: Lamiaceae
Botanical Name(s): Marrubium vulgare
Popular Name(s): White Horehound, Marrubium, Hoarhound
Parts Used: The whole plant
Habitat: Horehound is found all over Europe and in Central Asia.
Description: Horehound is a perennial herbaceous plant, bushy,
quadrangular and gains a height of a foot or more. The leaves are
wrinkled, opposite, petiolate and about an inch in length. The leaves
are covered with white hairs, which give a woolly appearance and possess
a musky smell. The flowers of the herb bloom from June to September.
Uses: Horehound is bitter in taste and has antiseptic and
expectorant properties. It is used as expectorant and tonic. Horehound
is effective in indigestion, dyspepsia and in flatulence. It relieves
spasms, increases perspiration, stimulates bile flow and has a calming
effect on the heart. Horehound is used to cure bronchitis and asthma. It
decreases congestion and reduces mucus, chest coughs and colds.