Horehound Herb Cut & Sifted

Horehound Herb Cut & Sifted

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Horehound, also called white horehound, is a perennial member of the mint family that is native to Africa, Asia and Europe now naturalized elsewhere, including North America.

Because the herb contains a high degree of mucilage, it is typically prepared as tea. Horehound is also used to make syrups and throat lozenges.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound12.5
origineastern europe
active compoundsFavanoids, Alkaloids, Volatile oil, Diterpenes marrubiin, Marrubenol.
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFuzzy and fibrous, with a mild, fresh scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse for poultices or infuse in oil or alcohol for topical use.
culinaryUse in winter time tea blends and to make syrups and throat lozenges. The dried herb may also be used as seasoning.
industrialThis herb is used in commercial agriculture as a non-toxic grasshopper repellent.

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d.
flavor profile

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horehound herb

Horehound is very bitter tasting, but this can be offset by pairing it with more palatable herbs.

e.
formulas & recipes

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horehound herb

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f.
what else you should know

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horehound herb

Horehound is a perennial member of the mint family that is distributed throughout Europe, North Africa and the central and western regions of Asia. The herb has a long history of use as flavoring in teas, tonics and other beverages, most notably horehound ale.

Horehound has also been used for centuries to produce teas, syrups and candies, or lozenges, to ease symptoms of respiratory conditions and gastrointestinal complaints. In addition to containing a high degree of mucilage, the herb contains marrubiin, an analgesic compound that is the subject of considerable study at present. In Europe, the German Commission E has approved of its use to address dyspepsia, or loss of appetite.


Description: Horehound is a perennial plant that grows only to 20 inches in height. It has toothed leaves and white flowers. It is grown primarily in Europe, North America, and South America. It grows best in open areas and can be harvested in the spring.

Safety: There is no negative safety information available for this herb. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.


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