Horehound Lozenges: The Homemade Remedy For Sore Throats, Coughs, and Asthma
The aerial parts of the plant are used medicinally. Horehound is antiseptic.
An infusion used as a wash, or a preparation of horehound salve is useful to disinfect wounds .
A cold infusion of horehound acts as a bitter digestive tonic and will stimulate the flow of bile from the gall bladder. It is diuretic and may also relieve flatulence and stimulate appetite.
Horehound stimulates discharge of bronchial mucus, loosening and expelling phlegm.
It is beneficial in the treatment of croup, bronchitis , and whooping cough , and has been used in the past in the treatment of tuberculosis , once known as consumption.
In fact, horehound may help with all of the following:
The common cold
Horehound is often prepared as a syrup or tea. However, our family prepares horehound lozenges to have on hand for a quick go-to remedy, should the need arise.
Horehound Lozenge Recipe
-1 cup dried horehound leaves
-1 cup water
-1 1/2 cup raw, local honey
-stainless steel pot
-candy thermometer (optional)
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