White Horehound

“White Horehound”

Botanical name: Marrubium vulgare
Common name(s): White horehound
Family: Lamiaceae
Part used: leaves and flowering tops

Active Constituents:
  • Diterpenes (bitter)
  • Flavonoids
  • Alkaloids (expectorant)
  • Volatile oils (expectorant)
  • Mucilage
  • Tannins
  • Vitamin A,C,B,E,
  • Minerals S, Fe

Qualities: Cool, neutral (Holmes)

Actions:
  • Expectorant (stimulating) / Mucociliary escalator
  • Spasmolytic
  • Bitter digestive tonic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Mucolytic
  • Choleretic

Indications:

  • Bronchitis (acute and chronic)
  • Whooping cough
  • Chesty coughs
  • Non-productive coughs / sticky hard to remove mucus
  • Asthma
  • Dyspepsia
  • Specific for Bronchitis and non-productive cough

Contraindications:
  • Pregnancy? (safety not established)
Cautions: 
None known

Dosage: 
Liquid Extract
3-6ml 1:2 LE / day
20-40ml 1:2 LE / week
Dried Herb Equivalent
3-6g/day dried aerial parts (infusion)

Combinations:
Inula, mullein, thyme

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