Horehound Seed

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Horehound Seed

An old-fashioned herb that is used to help break up bronchial congestion.

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(Marrubium vulgare LAMIACEAE)

This member of the mint family has a pleasant fragrance and a menthol-like flavor. Use as a tea and a flavoring for horehound candies. Medicinal: Contains substances that stimulate secretions of the bronchial mucosa, soothes coughs and breaks up mucus.


Foliage:savoy-type leaf
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:16 to 24 inches
Diameter:12 inches
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:4 to 9
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 21 days at 60F. Transplant early since it has deep roots.
Spacing:12 to 16
Sun:Full sun to light shade
Pests and Diseases:None noted

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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