Botanical: Marrubium vulgare (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Labiatae
Horehound is the subject of German Commission E monographs,
which found it effective as a “digestive aid and appetite stimulant.”
The American Botanical Council provided a summary article
confirming the effectiveness of Horehound as a
diuretic and diaphoretic.
Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D. in his book,
The Scientific Basis of Herbal Medicine,
concludes that Horehound is effective to improve respiration “by dilating
vessels and acting as a serotonin antagonist” and “should help alleviate
respiratory distress”, citing several specific articles from the
scientific literature. “
A prominent herbalist,
David Litell, describes Horehound as “lung specific.”
has not reported reviewing DSHEA claims for Horehound.