Horehound - Loose Herb Tea 4 oz.
A member of the mint family, Marrubium vulgare is a flowering perennial with green and white leaves and a distinct bitter taste. Native to Asia and Europe, horehound grows in a wide range of climates and is now naturalized to North America. Horehound herb has a long history of use for its wellness-supporting properties in traditional European folk herbalism. Typical preparations include tea, tincture, botanical candy, and syrup.
Egyptian priests referred to horehound as the "Seed of Horus", which some speculate its modern name came from. In medieval Europe, it was used to ward off spells by witches. It is also recorded as one of the "bitter herbs" eaten at Passover.
White horehound is used for digestion problems including loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and liver and gallbladder complaints. It is also used for lung and breathing problems including cough, whooping cough, asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and swollen breathing passages.
Women use white horehound for painful menstrual periods.
People also use it for yellowed skin (jaundice), to kill parasitic worms, to cause sweating, and to increase urine production.
White horehound is sometimes applied to the skin for skin damage, ulcers, and wounds.
In manufacturing, the extracts of white horehound are used as a flavoring in foods and beverages, and as expectorants in cough syrups and lozenges. Expectorants are ingredients that make it easier to cough up phlegm.
The chemicals in white horehound can thin mucus secretions, reduce spasms in the stomach and intestines, and decrease swelling (inflammation).• Liver and gallbladder problems.
- • Liver and gallbladder problems.
• Fluid retention (edema).
• Loss of appetite.
• Gas (flatulence).
• Coughs and colds.
• Skin damage.
• Other conditions.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS & WARNINGS
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. It might start menstruation and could cause a miscarriage. If you are breastfeeding stick to food amounts of white horehound. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Do not use white horehound on the skin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Not enough is known about the safety of topical use.
Diabetes: White horehound might lower blood sugar. Taking white horehound along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Heart conditions: There is some concern that white horehound might cause irregular heartbeat in people with heart problems. It is best not to use it.
Low blood pressure: White horehound might lower blood pressure. This could cause blood pressure to go too low. White horehound should be used cautiously in people with low blood pressure or those taking medications that lower blood pressure.
Surgery: White horehound might lower blood sugar. This might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking white horehound at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.