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Horehound, Marrubium vulgare
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Sesquiterpene bitters, Diterpene alcohol, Tannins, Volatile oils, Saponins, Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Choline, PABA.
Actions: Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Bitter tonic, Cholagogue, Hepatic, Diuretic, Anti-arrhythmic, Vulnerary.
Indications:
Asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, dry coughs, fever, malaria.
Relaxing the smooth muscles of the bronchus, pharyngitis.
Appetite stimulant, anorexia, dyspepsia, constipation.
Liver disease.
Dysuria, anuria, amenorrhoea.
Cardiac arrhythmia, irregular heart beat, palpitations, unrest.
Amenorrhoea, retained placenta.
Wounds, ulcers, use topically.
Tea; causes sweating, fluid extract; stops the sweating.
Herbal extract: 20-40mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling, bitter, pungent, salty.
Meridians: lung, liver, spleen.
Caution: Chronic kidney disorders.