Marrubium vulgare

Folk names: Even of the sTAR, sEED OF hORNS, sOLDIER'S tEA, bULL'S bLOOD

Warning: Pregnancy

Avoid ingestion while pregnant due to stimulation of the uterus.

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Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Gender: Masculine


  • Horus (Egyptian)


  • Acrid

  • Bitter

  • Pungent

  • Salty


  • Cooling

  • Drying

  • Warming

Parts Used: Flowering tops, Leaves

Ways Used:

  • Infusion

  • Supplement

  • Syrup

  • Tincture

  • Tea

Horehound in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Horehound.

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​Magical Uses

  • Balance

  • Clarity

  • Clears Writers' Block

  • Creativity

  • Dispel Illusion

  • Divination

  • Exorcism

  • Focus

  • Grounding

  • Healing

  • House Blessing

  • Inspiration

  • Mental Acuity & Power

  • Protection

  • Quick Action

  • Warding

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antitussive

  • Aromatic

  • Bitter

  • Detoxicant

  • Diaphoretic

  • Diuretic

  • Emmenagogue

  • Expectorant

  • Mucostatic

  • Stimulant

  • Tonic

  • Vulnerary

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​


Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it

 can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?