White horehound is a great plant that grows throughout Europe and is very beneficial for our health. It has nice pretty white flowers and grey round leaves that give off a nice aroma similar to apples. The plant grows in the wild and can usually be found in abandoned places. The name of the plant varies from region to region – it is known as horehound, mauve blonde or toad grass in different parts of the world. Although not many people are aware, the plant has great medicinal properties and can heal any problems with the intestines, liver and gallbladder quickly.
Here are the top health benefits of horehound:
Great for the liver
Horehound will rejuvenate your liver and stimulate bile secretion.
A powerful diuretic
The plant can easily remove excess fluid in the body and treat disorders such as cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, etc.
A great appetizer
Horehound is a great appetizer that can improve your digestion, which is why experts recommend taking it before and after meals to prevent digestive problems.
A balsamic and expectorant
Horehound can help you treat respiratory problems such as the flu, asthma, congestion and bronchitis.
Rich in minerals
The plant is rich in potassium which has a mild diuretic effect and can regulate your blood pressure.
Horehound can be used in the treatment of tachycardia and arrhythmia.
Here’s how to prepare a homemade horehound remedy that can treat digestive problems: soak 30 gr. of horehound leaves in a liter of white wine for 8 days, then take a glass of the drink after each meal. You can sweeten it with some honey or sugar if you like. The plant should not be consumed if you’re pregnant and lactating, or suffering from kidney or bladder problems.
Put 60 gr. of fresh horehound leaves in a pot of boiling water, then add 2.5 more cups and cover the pot. Leave the tea to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain it and sweeten to taste. Drink 3 cups of the tea per day and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Horehound tea against fatty liver
Mix 2 parts of horehound, 2 barberries, 2 liverworts and 2 milfoil leaves with a pinch of cumin, then take a tablespoon of the mixture and add it to a pot of boiling water. Now, cover the pot and leave it to stand for 10 minutes, then strain the mixture and drink 3 cups of it every day.
Horehound tea against diabetes
Boil 200 gr. of rhizome grass, 300 gr. of puzzle grass, 150 gr. of Herb-Robert and 150 gr. of black horehound in 10 l. of water for 20 minutes, then strain the mixture and keep a liter of the tea, while saving the rest for compress use.
Dilute the liter of the liquid in 8 parts of water and drink a glass of the remedy twice a day for 4 days to defeat diabetes.