Botanical Name: Marrubium vulgare
Common Names: white horehound, common horehound, marrubio
What parts of horehound are used?
The leaves are often used as a flavoring in medicinal teas and cough drops.
How do you identify horehound and where is it grown?
A member of the mint family, the horehound plant is often seen growing in open meadows, pastures and on roadsides in many parts of the coastal United States, Canada and in Europe. Leaves are oval-shaped and wrinkly with light green undersides. This perennial herb is characterized by a tough, fiber-rich rootstock that sends up square stems covered in wooly hairs and it blooms from spring to early autumn.
Place a teaspoon of horehound in your teapop and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Then strian.