Traditional Use: White horehound is used for digestion problems including loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and liver and gallbladder complaints. It is also used for lung and breathing problems including cough, whooping cough, asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and swollen breathing passages.
Common Use: People also use it for yellowed skin (jaundice), to kill parasitic worms, to cause sweating, and to increase urine production.
Dispensing: horehound tea can be prepared from approximately 1/4–1/2 teaspoon (1–2 grams) of root boiled in about 7 ounces (200 ml) of water for ten minutes. Three cups (750 ml) of this tea can be drunk per day. Horehound is sometimes found in herbal lozenges that are used for coughs.
Please note: quantity in ounces. (Example: qty 1 = 1 ounce)
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