marrubium vulgare

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to marrubium vulgare: horehound
Enlarge picture


In mint family (but not minty tasting, actually kinda bitter), square stems and leaves covered with fine soft hair. Leaves look like wrinkled skin. White woolly flower clusters on upper stem. Expectorant- helps clean up lungs, (phlegm), bronchitis, asthma, colds, sore throats, coughs. Make tea with leaves. Since it’s bitter, its great for stimulating digestion, stomach, gallbladder, liver, jaundice, hepatitis, bile flow. Appetite stimulant.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Characterisation of marrubenol, a diterpene extracted from Marrubium vulgare, as an L-type calcium channel blocker.
Souza MM, De Jesus RAP, Cechinel Filho V, Schlemper V (1998) Analgesic profile of hydroalcoholic extract obtained from Marrubium vulgare.