Horehound is a tradtional Cough, Cold, + Sore Thoat remedy~ Used for Centuries~ This herbal lozenge provides fast long lasting soothing relief to throat and cough irritations - PLUS antiviral properties - Excellent for management of colds viral infections and eases post nasal drip throat irritation.
Horehound was an accepted medicinal plant in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia until 1989 and is still endorsed in Europe as an effective cold medicine.
Horehound is a well regarded cough and cold remedy as well as a bitter tonic. As is common with all the mint family herbs, horehound stimulates digestion, easing bloating and gas. Horehound contains the bitter principal marrubiin (sometimes spelled marubin), a potent pain reliever, nervous system stimulant, and expectorant.
*Duke, James A., Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook(2000)Until 1900, Horehound was an accepted medicinal in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and was found in various over-the-counter nostrums, including cough drops. In 1989 FDA challenged its use for a supposed lack of efficacy. A year later, Germany's commission E endorsed horehound's folk reputation as an effective treatment for coughing, colds and indigestion. Decide for yourself.
Horehound cough lozenges are Locally hand batched & contain: Horehound, cane sugar, lemon juice, distilled water.
Suited for Ages 8+ to Adult ** Not for excessive use during pregnancy **
Horehound Cough Drops/Throat Lozenges
"Horehound has been used as an expectorant cough remedy since ancient Egyptian times (Bown, 1995). Its name comes from the word hoary, due to the white hairs that cover horehound leaves, and hound, because it was used in ancient Greek medicine to treat bites from rabid dogs (Tyler, 1993). The sixteenth century Elizabethan herbalist John Gerard indicated its use for wheezing and tuberculosis (Tyler, 1993) as did seventeenth century English herbalist Nicholas Culpepper (Grieve, 1979).
Horehound is used in Ayurvedic plant medicine to support acute or chronic bronchitis and whooping cough (Karnick, 1994; Nadkarni, 1976). Its uses in North American aboriginal medicines are comparable to the Asian and European uses. The Cherokee use horehound as a cold remedy, cough medicine, and throat aid... The Navajo prepare it to soothe sore throat. Additionally, Horehound is prepared to ease respiratory ailments (Moerman, 1998)."