White Horehound Dried Loose Organic Herb, Marrubium Vulgare
White horehound is a well-known and popular herbal medicine that is often used as a domestic remedy for coughs, colds, wheeziness and sinus congestion. The herb apparently causes the secretion of a more fluid mucous, readily cleared by coughing. The leaves and young flowering stems are antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, strongly expectorant, hepatic, stimulant and tonic. Horehound is a very valuable expectorant and tonic that can be safely used by children as well as adults. As a bitter tonic, it increases the appetite and supports the function of the stomach. It can also act to normalize heart rhythm. The plant is harvested as it comes into flower and can be used fresh or dried. The root is a remedy for the bite of rattlesnakes, it is used in equal portions with Plantago lanceolata or P. major. The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Marrubium vulgare for indigestion, dyspepsia and loss of appetite. White horehound may also be of great benefit in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and preventing the onset of type B diabetes.
Recommended dose: One cup of the tea three times a day.
Known hazards: Large doses may affect heart rhytm and blood pressure and uterine stimulating effect. Do not take if pregnant. White horehound reduces blood sugar levels and should not be taken in combination wuth alopathic blood sugar lowering drugs.
Reference: Commission E Marubium vulgare monograph