White Horehound Infusion (Marrubium vulgare)
The white horehound plant, belonging to the Labiatae, is a small herb that grows up to 3 feet tall with small white and green leaves and white flowers.
It is native to Europe, North Africa and Asia, but we currently buy ours from Europe.
Horehound was used in the Ancient Egypt as a cough remedy. It is still used for this purpose today.
The plants are cut when flowering and are used fresh or dried, in cough mixtures, candy, infusions, liquid extracts, powders, and syrups.
Horehound is a bitter herb known for its antiseptic properties as well as its ability to reduce inflammation and calm irritated skin.
Herbalists use it externally for minor injuries and skin eruptions.
Horehound is obtained from the whole plant and we use these hairy leaves in an infusion in our herbal Tramp shower gel to calm the skin.
We add the herb to boiling water, strain and add it to the product.