Simple Herbal Extracts | Horehound



Botanical Name

Marrubium vulgare

Part Used

flowering tops


Not for use in pregnancy*

Traditional Information*

Horehound is known as a lung herb, used as an expectorant and cough suppressant. It is appropriate for dry sticky mucus, irritated coughing and coughs from viral conditions (chest colds, bronchitis). Horehound is also an effective digestive bitter, stimulating bile secretion and pancreatic juice.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.