Ancient Greeks reportedly relied on horehound (Marrabium vulgare) to treat mad-dog bite, which explains the "hound" in this plant's name. But over time, it has been this herb's role as a bodily aid for respiratory maintenance that has made ... *
"Horehound Tea is excellent for my throat, thyroid and breathing." -- Kay (retired)
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Ancient Greeks reportedly relied on horehound (Marrabium vulgare) to treat mad-dog bite, which explains the "hound" in this plant's name. But over time, it has been this herb's role as a bodily aid for respiratory maintenance that has made it popular. Soothing teas, lozenges, and syrups concocted from its wooly leaves stimulate the body's capacity to keep airways clear and the respiratory tract functioning normally.
Many people like the somewhat bitter, apple-like flavor of horehound, a member of the mint family. Horehound is native to Europe but now grows in many parts of the world including North America.
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Sharon - March 15, 2011, 21:40
I am a singer, and I have found out over a period of several years that by drinking horehound tea, it takes away any sign of a sore throat, and makes my vocal cords stronger than I could ever imagine. I drink it almost every day, and especially before performing. Whenever I travel I make sure that I take it with me. It always makes me feel confident and it has never let me down.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea "straight-up."
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or "milky" when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
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Horehound Tea is excellent for my throat, thyroid and breathing.
-- January 8, 2014
In the first line of defense
My family is currently suffering from a virus that causes coughing, sore throat, fever and fatigue. I have been drinking horehound tea instead of medicating with cough syrup and it seems to effectively quell the cough. I have bypassed the sore throat and fever and am fairing better than the rest. My 11 year old boy has used it instead of cough syrup. It seems to help his cough, though he still has fever and sore throat. The tea is bitter. Though I had never drank tea with milk, this tea demands milk and sugar. It still is bitter, but I am not only getting used to it, I am beginning to like it. It seemed expensive, but I can get 5 cups of tea out of one bag. I recommend this tea for dealing with respiratory problems caused by colds and flu.
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