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Horehound

Marrubium Vulgare

The plant is a source of flavoring for candies, teas, and syrups used in folk medicine as cold and cough remedies. Pharmacologists who have studied the plant conclude that it is probably effective as an expectorant (a substance that helps bring up phlegm in respiratory passeges). Horehound is effective as an appetite stimulant because bitters usually stimulate the stomach to produce acids that cause a desire to eat. Horehound may be mildly sedative and laxative if it is taken in quantity

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