NAME : HOREHOUND
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Marrubium vulgare
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Hoarhound
MEDICINAL PART : The herb
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Europe
: Found in waste places, in upland fields and pastures, and along
roadsides in costal areas .
DESCRIPTION : Horehound is a perennial plant. A fibrous, spindle-shaped
rootstock sends up numerous bushy, square, downy stems. The leaves are opposite, petioled,
usually wrinkled, roundish-ovate, rough on top, and wooly underneath.
FLOWERING PERIOD : The small, white, two-lipped flowers feature a spiny calyx
and grow in axillary whorls from June to September.
PROPERTIES : Diaphoretic
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