It is a greyish-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, somewhat resembling mint in appearance, which grows to 25-45 cm tall. The leaves are 2-5 cm long with a densely crinkled surface, and downy-hairy. The flowers are white, borne in clusters on the upper part of the main stem. Like other members of Lamiaceae, horehound has a square stem.
White Horehound was traditionally used in the manufacture of cough remedies and hard candy.
Marrubium vulgare is also used as a natural grasshopper repellant in agriculture.
Clinical trial of Cecropia obtusifolia and Marrubium vulgare leaf extracts on blood glucose and serum lipids in type 2 diabetics.
Nov 01, 2004; Abstract Cecropia obtusifolia and Marrubium vulgare have been widely used in Mexican traditional medicine for the control of type...
New terpenes study findings have been reported by researchers at Jamia Hamdard, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Dec 14, 2010; A new study, 'A new monoterpene acid from Marrubium vulgare with potential antihepatotoxic activity,' is now available. "The...