Use of horehound was first recorded by the ancient Roman physician Galen, who recommended it for coughs and respiratory ailments. Indeed, it is a great expectorant, and is useful for soothing dry coughs, especially those brought on by a constant tickle in the throat. The volatile oils responsible for its impressive cough and expectorant effects are also quite bitter, making it stimulating to gastric juices and thus beneficial as a digestive aid and appetite stimulant.
*Horehound may be unsafe for use during pregnancy. This should not be considered a full list of all possible contraindications*
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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