Horehound: Marrubium vulgare
Why Horehound? Horehound is a very useful bitter herb that can help support a normal, healthy respiratory system. Horehound can also stimulate normal digestion and perspiration, making it a cleansing, detoxifying herb.* Note that horehound should not be used during pregnancy.
Quality Assured: Our Horehound is responsibly sourced from Albania. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. It is grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Wellness Support: Horehound is a very bitter herb, and we recommend pairing it with an aromatic or corrective herb such as anise Pimpinella anisum (L.), licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra (L.), or peppermint Mentha ×piperita (L.). Horehound can be prepared with honey to make a candy, and it is a very useful herb for supporting healthy respiratory and digestive systems*. It should not be used during pregnancy.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Horehound Marrubium vulgare: 12 teaspoons
Sugar: 2.2 pounds
Water: 3 cups
Peppermint Mentha ×piperita essential oil: add to taste
Directions: Simmer the herb in water until 2 cups remain. Add the sugar and simmer again until thick; stir occasionally. You can check with a candy thermometer to reach the “hard crack” stage. Add the peppermint essential oil and pour into a greased pie dish. When cool place in the refrigerator and cut into squares.