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Horehound
Marrubium vulgare
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
A hardy member of the mint family, native to Europe and now naturalized throughout North America. Originally added to flavour old fashioned horehound candies used as an appetite stimulant, to soothe irritated throats, and to relieve gas. Traditionally used to treat bronchitis and whooping cough, as it is an expectorant, relaxing smooth muscle and encouraging bronchial excretions to be expelled from the lungs. Bitter compounds make it an effective digestive aid stimulating digestive enzymes. Can be used topically to heal wounds. Does quite well when situated in full sun and well drained, poor soils, commonly found along roadsides and other disturbed sites. Produces small white purple or pink flowers in summer. Highly aromatic, which makes it a good choice for potpourri and flavouring for liqueurs. Leaves and stems can be dried and brewed into a tea. Spreads quickly, so give it lots of room or plant in a pot! Height 30cm.
S3340 Seeds $2.50/pkt
S3340 Bulk Seeds $7.00/10g, $40.00/100g, $288.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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