Horehound - The Prana House, Inc.

Horehound

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Spanish Translation: Manrubio

COMMON NAME

 

Standardized: horehound

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

Marrubium peregrinum L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

 

OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

Horehound is a garden mint with green and white leaves and a distinctively bitter taste. It is native to Asia and Europe, but is naturalized in North America. Although the herb grows in a wide range of climates, the best quality is grown in desert heat. Egyptian priests referred to it as the "Seed of Horus", which some speculate its modern name came from. In medieval Europe it was used to ward off spells by witches. It is also recorded as one of the "bitter herbs" eaten at Passover.

CONSTITUENTS

Marrubiin (the bitter substance in the herb), flavonoids including apigenin, luteolin, and vitexin, caffeic acid and stachydrine, and a small amount of essential oil and tannins.

PARTS USED

The above-ground parts of the plant, dried and cut.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Usually as a tea, but also in infusions, tinctures, and encapsulations. Historically made as a candy or confection.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

         

        For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
        This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

         

        Herbs & Information provided by Mountain Rose Herbs. To learn more about them, visit their website MountainRoseHerbs

         

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