common horehound: European aromatic herb with hairy leaves and numerous white flowers in axillary cymes; leaves yield a bitter extract use medicinally and as flavoring

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... White horehound should not be confused with black horehound (Ballota nigra). The two plants have very different uses even though they look similar and grow in similar areas.

White horehound is best known as an oral remedy for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions that cause congestion. Chemicals in white horehound are believed to relax the bronchial tubes in the lungs. In addition, they may promote mucus production – making mucus more watery and possibly easier to eliminate from the body by coughing. All these potential effects may relieve general lung congestion. ...

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