Metaphysical Properties Of Horehound
Official Name: Marrubium vulgare
Other Names: Bull's Blood, Even of the star, Haran, Hoarhound, Huran, Llwyd y cwn (Welsh), Marrubium, Maruil, Seed of Horns, Soldier's Tea, White Horehound
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Horehound
- Burn to Horus, the ancient Egyptian God, after which the plant was named.
- Horehound is used in protection sachets and is carried to guard against sorcery and fascination.
- Horehound is also scattered as an exorcism herb.
- Drink an infusion of Horehound, and it will clear your mind and promote quick thinking.
- Drinking an infusion of it will also strengthen mental powers.
Horehound is a bushy plant that grows nearly 2 ft (61 cm) tall from a short, stout, and woody root. The small oval leaves are bitter to the taste, with a musky aroma. They are wrinkled and dark green on top and pale with downy white hairs on the underside. The leaves are opposite and deeply veined, growing on hairy, square, branching stems also covered with silky white hairs. The lower leaves of white Horehound have long stalks, while the upper leaves are smaller and stalkless.