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Horehound

Horehound

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Horehound is suggested to help with digestive issues like loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and liver and gallbladder complaints.  Breathing problems such as cough, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, and swollen breathing passages are supposedly aided when horehound is consumed in medicinal doses. It is said to aid in painful menstrual periods, but should not be consumed by pregnant women as it may encourage a miscarriage.

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Horehound is suggested to help with digestive issues like loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and liver and gallbladder complaints.  Breathing problems such as cough, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, and swollen breathing passages are supposedly aided when horehound is consumed in medicinal doses. It is said to aid in painful menstrual periods, but should not be consumed by pregnant women as it may encourage a miscarriage.

Botanical Names:

  • Marrubium vulgare

Family Name:

  • Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Actions:

  • Anthelmintic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aperient
  • Bitter
  • Cholagogue
  • Choleretic
  • Decongestant
  • Demulcent
  • Diaphoretic
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Hepatic
  • Laxative
  • Pectoral
  • Resolvent
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic

Parts Used:

  • Leaves
  • Flowers

Taste/Smell: Sweet, Bitter

Constituents:

  • Vitamin C
  • Choline
  • Iron
  • Flavonoids (Luteolin)
  • Pectin
  • Essential oil (pinene, limonene, campene)
  • Diterpene alcohol (marrubiol)
  • Sterols
  • Saponins
  • Bitter lactone
  • Alkaloids (betonocine, stachydine)
  • Tannin
  • Mucilage
  • Bitter principle (marrubin)
  • Marrubic acid

Indications:

  • Anemia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Catarrh
  • Colds
  • Congestion
  • Coughs
  • Croup
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dyspnea
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Jaundice
  • Laryngitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Placenta Retention
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatism
  • Sore Throat
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Whooping Cough
  • Worms

Contraindications & Warnings:

Considered safe, even for children.  However, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Large doses may cause an individual to react as if it was a laxative or cathartic. The juice of the fresh plant may cause dermatitis.

Drug Interactions:

No known interactions.

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