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Marrubium vulgare


Marrubium vulgare

(Horehound)


Marrubium vulgare L. Lamiaceae


Botanical info: 

Horehound is a grey-leaved herbaceous perennial plant that grows to 25–45 cm tall, with hairy crinkled leaves. It grows naturally in disturbed places, grasslands scrub, along roadsides, on channel banks, and riparian areas. It is native to Europe and north Africa. Flowering continuously from late spring to early autumn.  


Hippocratic legacy: 

    a. In Ulcers:

        a. Against wound oedemas and inflammations.

        b. As wound healing.  

    b. In Diseases of Women 2:

        a. Against women sterilization.  


Other uses: 

Horehound has been mentioned in conjunction with medicinal use dating at least back to the 1st century BC, where it appeared as a remedy for respiratory ailments. It is also listed as a remedy for expelling worms in farm animals. 


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