Horehound. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
Horehound is a plant native to the Eurasian continent and North Africa, although currently in temperate regions. The Arabs already used for its soothing properties.

Horehound Properties
* Horehound thins bronchial secretions, facilitating expectoration and by their content in mucilages softeners and anti-inflammatory, can be used in the treatment of sore throat.
* Horehound's expectorant and stimulant. It is a bronchial dilator.
* It is used to treat respiratory tract: colds, hoarseness, bronchitis, asthma, flu.
* Also in the gallstones and heart rhythm disorders caridiaco being a sedative.
* Other uses of horehound: Loss of appetite, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, Hepatobiliary dystonias.
* States in which requires an increase in diuresis: genitourinary conditions (cystitis, ureteritis urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, fluid retention overweight.

Contraindications Horehound
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
- Dyspepsia hypersecretory.

Horehound Side Effects
- It is a bitter plant-saline character, so it can not be tolerated if there gastroenteritis or situations that are enrolled with nausea or vomiting.
- When prescribing in infusions recomineda use with bitter orange peel and mint.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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