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Horehound Herb Seeds (Marrubium vulgare) by Sementi Dotto

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White Horehound is a perennial herbaceous plant, found all over Europe and indigenous to Britain. Like many other plants of the Labiate tribe, it flourishes in waste places and by roadsides, particula...


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Medical herb for your homemade candies

The Egyptian Priests called this plant the 'Seed of Horus,' or the 'Bull's Blood,' and the 'Eye of the Star.' It was a principal ingredient in the  Caesar's antidote for vegetable poisons.

You can grow Horehound and use it in your own soothing teas, or if you are adventerous, in your own homemade candy. Did you eat horehound candy when you were a child? You may not have known it, but your parents were actually giving you "medicine"! Candy made from the herb Horehound (Marrubium Vulgare) was often given as a cough drop to sooth deep chest coughs. This woody perennial has hairy stems covered with 2-inch, toothed, downy, gray-green leaves. Small, off-white hairy flowers are born in summer on the 8-24 inch tall and wide plant. The gray leaves are wormwood scented with a bitter taste.
Its dried leaves are used in teas, desserts, and baking.

OFFICINAL PROPERTIES

Horehound has been used for for centuries to flavor honey as well as in cough and throat candies to treat coughs and sore throats. White Horehound has long been noted for its efficacy in lung troubles and coughs: Preparations of Horehound are still largely used as expectorants and tonics. It may, indeed, be considered one of the most popular pectoral remedies, being given with benefit for chronic cough, asthma, and some cases of consumption.

Cultivation and Growing Information

White Horehound is a hardy plant, easily grown, and flourishes best in a dry, poor soil. It can be propagated from seeds sown in spring, cuttings, or by dividing the roots (the most usual method). If raised from seed, the seedlings should be planted out in the spring, in rows, with a space of about 9 inches or more between each plant. No further culture will be needed than weeding. It does not blossom until it is two years old.

Seeding: February-March

Blooming: September-November

Guaranteed quality:  Sementi Dotto seeds

Sementi Dotto was founded in 1963 as a family-run farm specialized in the field of vegetable seeds and gardening products. SEMENTI DOTTO is present in the hobby sector with a wide range of products for gardening care and with a complete line of products for small pets. In addition, since Sementi Dotto is always heedful to changing market conditions and environmental sensitivity, with “L’Orto Biologico” line it also offers a wide range of vegetable seeds and seeds for sprouts obtained exclusively from organic farming which include the use of agricultural adjuvants not harmful to the environment.

The primary objective of the company is to achieve total quality, entering the market with high-grade products, advanced packaging, cutting-edge logistics services, promotional activities, careful and qualified customer service, efficient internal processes, maintaining the balance of a large organization without sacrificing the traditional quality values for which it is famous.

Net weight sachet: 0.5gr

Manufacturer Sementi Dotto
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