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Marroio is a medicinal plant, also known as mint-of-maranhão or mint-of-thick leaf, widely used to treat respiratory problems, such as cough or catarrh.

The scientific name of horehound is Marrubium vulgare and can be purchased in he alth food stores and in some compounding pharmacies.

What is horehound used for

Holehound is used to help treat cough, catarrh, flu, dyspepsia, digestion problems, flatulence, loss of appetite, fever, swelling, hepatobiliary problems and spasms.

Properties of horehound

The properties of horehound include its antipyretic, expectorant, diuretic, cardiac and digestive stimulant action.

How to use horehound

All parts of horehound can be used.

  • Holehound infusion: put 1 tablespoon (dessert) of the dried leaves and flowers in 1 cup of boiling water. Let it rest for 10 minutes and strain. Take 3 times a day.

Holehound side effects

No side effects of horehound found.

Contraindications of horehound

Holehound is contraindicated for pregnant women, lactating women or small children.

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