Horrhound originated in Northern Africa, and Southwest Asia. It is from the Marrubium vulgare. This is a flowering plant in mint family. It is often grown in very hot climates. This is also sometimes called ‘eye of the star’.
White horehound is rich in vitamin C. It can be made into a 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