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horehound,

aromatic Old World perennial herb (Marrubium vulgare) of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), naturalized in North America. It has woolly white foliage and tiny white clustered flowers and is called the common, or white, horehound. The dried leaves and flower tops were used in making horehound candy and remedies for coughs and colds. The black horehound and the water horehound belong to other genera of the mint family. Horehound is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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horehound

horehound

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.

horehound

[′hȯr‚hau̇nd]
(botany)

horehound

, hoarhound
1. a downy perennial herbaceous Old World plant, Marrubium vulgare, with small white flowers that contain a bitter juice formerly used as a cough medicine and flavouring: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. water horehound another name for bugleweed
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The extract was prepared by maceration with 70% ethanol during 24 hours, according to the instructions for the preparation of commercially available extracts of horehound available on the market [22] and recommendations proscribed by the European Pharmacopoeia (6th edition) [23].
There is a black horehound (Ballota nigra), also a member of the Labiateae and very similar in appearance to the white, but with a most unpleasant smell.
Its flavor has been compared to "root beer or horehound candy with undertones of roasted chicken" and as having a "distinctive sea-breeze taste." The interior should be smooth with no holes, a bit on the dry side, with a tanginess that increases with age.
His teddy bear, pale woolly Bruno, once lost one glass eye, the brown of a horehound drop, to Toby's infant fingers, in the time before he can remember.
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A good combination of herbs for a cough includes coltsfoot, white horehound and licorice.
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When I commenced studying Aboriginal plant use in southern South Australia during the early 1980s there were several introduced species, such as horehound, stinging nettle, sow thistle and wormwood, being used to prepare tonics and medicines (Clarke 1987).
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