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Marrubium vulgare / White Horehound Herb Organic Tincture
£4.95 – £11.78
Organic Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Organic White Horehound Herb to 4 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% Organic sugar beet derived ethanol.
Marrubium vulgare (white horehound or common horehound) is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae), native to Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern and central Asia. It is also widely naturalized in many places, including most of North and South America.
It is a grey-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, and grows to 25–45 centimetres tall.
Horehound was introduced to southern Australia in the 19th century as a medicinal herb. It became a weed of native grasslands and pastures where it was introduced with settlers’ livestock, and was first declared under noxious weeds legislation. It now appears to have reached its full potential distribution.
It occupies disturbed or overgrazed ground, and is favoured by grazing because it is highly unpalatable to livestock. It may persist in native vegetation that has been grazed.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Analgesic – The substance marrubiin found in White Horehound makes it a potent pain reliever. It has been promoted as an effective treatment for sprains, toothaches, and headaches.
Anti-Inflammatory – White horehound is an anti-inflammatory herb and it is used to treat coughs, and other respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.
Bitter – The presence of the substance marrubiin in the White Horehound gives it an extremely bitter taste makes it act as an appetite stimulant.
Expectorant – White horehound has expectorant properties and can be used to loosens phlegm to produce a more effective cough by soothing the tissues in the bronchial pathway allowing mucus to be expelled with ease.
Stomachic – The plant can reduce indigestion, bloating, gas and other gastrointestinal problems. It increases the flow of bile which helps the function of the gallbladder.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml