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Scientific Name: Marrubium vulgare

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Marrubium vulgare


  • Perennial
  • Perennial, wrinkled green leaves with underside of silver woolly texture
  • Small off-white flowers in 2nd year
  • Attract bees.
  • Can grow in container
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun.
  • Do not over-water

Parts Used

  • Whole plant

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bitter tonic - support stomach function, relieves spasms, appetite
  • Expectorant, cough remedy - asthma, catarrh, bronchitis, chest coughs, colds
  • Treat malaria - reduces inflammation, fever, increases perspiration
  • Liver and gallbladder disorders - stimulates bile flow - typhoid fever
  • Calming effect on the heart - normalizes irregular heartbeat
  • Antiseptic - gargle for throat infections, skin eruptions, injuries

Other Uses

  • Fly killer - infuse leaf in milk
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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