Marrubium vulgare

Zone: 3-10
Height: 24-30"

General: Interesting plant with silver-gray leaves and woolly white stems. Used to flavor candy and cough medicine. Horehound needs to be grown in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil and plenty of bright sunlight.

Culinary Uses: Horehound is an herb that has been around for ages and used culinarly for just as long. Horehound candy, as well as horehound beers have been well known in the past. The dried leaves have been used as a condiment, and horehound tea is a time honored stand-by for several complaints. Horehound candy is made by boiling the leaves in water until the juice is extracted, strained off, and boiled again with sugar until thick, poured into a flat container and cut up into squares when cold.

Medicinal Uses: Horehound is a popular treatment for colds and bronchitis, it can be made into syrups and infusions for coughs and wheezing of the lungs. It also has effective expectorant properties, as well as tonic and mildly laxative effects.

Ornamental Uses: This plant is grey-green leaved that bares some resemblance to that of a mint plant. The leaves are covered in downy hairs along a densely crinkled surface are white concentrated in clusters on the upper part of the main stem.

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