Horehound, also known as Marrubium vulgare, is a perennial herb that is native to Europe and Asia. It is a small, shrubby plant with hairy leaves and white or pink flowers. In traditional herbal medicine, horehound is often used to support the respiratory and digestive systems. It is often grown in very hot climates. This is also sometimes called the ‘eye of the star’.
White horehound is rich in vitamin C. It can be made into tea. White horehound can also be made into candies, with a taste similar to root beer. It may be used as a grasshopper repellant.
White horehound tastes bitter.
Botanical Name: Marrubium vulgare
Also known as: White Horehound, Faraasiyun, Houndsbane, Marrubio, Wooly Horehound, Grand Bonhomme, Malrove, Herb aux Croc