Horehound Tea

Horehound tea

The uses of horehound have come down to us from the Greeks, Romans, and from our own North American herbal traditions. You can still find old fashioned horehound cough drops sold in pharmacies, but homemade ones are best in my opinion. Horehound was an accepted medicinal plant in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia until 1989 and is still endorsed in Europe as an effective cold medicine. 418

For an ordinary cold a simple infusion of horehound is generally sufficient in itself to ease sinus congestion and chesty coughs. The bitter taste of the herb is commonly disguised by plenty of honey in horehound cough drops.

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Recipe Instructions: Herbal Tea :The tea may be made by pouring boiling water on the fresh or dried herb, 1 oz of herb to the pint. A wineglass full may be taken three or four times a day
Source: Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal Vol I" (1931)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Colds : Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs.
  • Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and infused with healing herbs.
  • Digestion : Poor digestion, gas and bloating affect us all, and there are plenty of good herbal home remedies that help occasional heartburn.
  • Sinus :The cold that lingers may not be just a cold. The congestion and headache may be signs of a sinus infection.
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