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Horehound

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Botanical Name: Marrubium vulgare

Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Botanical Description:
White horehound, scientifically known as Marrubium vulgare, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is characterised by its erect, hairy stems, which can grow up to 60 centimeters in height. The leaves of white horehound are opposite, wrinkled, and gray-green in color, with deeply serrated margins. The small, tubular flowers are white or pale pink, arranged in dense whorls or clusters along the stems. White horehound has a strong, distinctive odor and a bitter taste. It prefers dry, sandy soils and is often found in waste areas, meadows, and along roadsides. White horehound is cultivated for its medicinal and culinary uses, as well as for its ornamental value in gardens.

Introduction:
White horehound has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine, dating back to ancient times. It was highly esteemed by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Arab physicians for its potential medicinal properties. White horehound was traditionally used as a remedy for respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, and various other health conditions. Today, it remains a popular herb in herbalism.

Preparations:
Tea: Prepare white horehound tea by steeping dried white horehound leaves and flowers in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it. White horehound tea may be consumed warm or chilled and sweetened with honey or lemon if desired.
Syrup: Prepare white horehound syrup by simmering dried white horehound leaves and flowers in water with honey or sugar until reduced to a thick, syrupy consistency. Strain the mixture and store the syrup in a sterilised glass bottle. Take white horehound syrup orally.
Herbal Lozenges: Prepare white horehound herbal lozenges by combining powdered white horehound with honey or sugar and shaping the mixture into small lozenges. Allow the lozenges to dry and harden before storing them in airtight containers. Take white horehound lozenges orally as needed.
Tincture: Prepare a white horehound tincture by macerating dried white horehound leaves and flowers in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take the tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.

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