Horehound, sometimes called white horehound, is a member of the mint family that thrives in pastures and other wayside places all over Europe, Asia and parts of Africa, although it is now naturalized in North America and elsewhere. Traditionally, horehound is used as an expectorant, for upper respiratory infections with cough, whooping cough and bronchitis. Some studies suggest that in people with type 2 diabetes, taking horehound tea before meals may slightly lower blood sugar levels, improve appetite, dyspepsia, or indigestion after regular use for three weeks.*
Horehound has also been used effectively to treat symptoms such as the common cold, shortness of breath, persistent cough, and increased mucus secretions. There is limited evidence for the use of horehound to treat liver and gallbladder problems, constipation, fluid retention, bloating, gas, abdominal pain and spasms, skin damage, ulcers, and wounds. However, the use of horehound for blood sugar irregularity and digestive difficulties could simultaneously relieve some of the aforementioned symptoms.*
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