Virus killing herbs: HOREHOUND
General information about Horehound
A common and desirable benefit of the horehound herb is its effectiveness as an expectorant to aid the discharge of congestive materials from the lungs. This is but one of the many ways that horehound has been used to support good health throughout history. Since its first documented use in Roman times, many people have found it easy to gain health benefits from horehound since nearly every part of the plant is usable and there is a variety of preparation methods.
Some suggest that the Egyptian god Horus could be a reason for its name. Priests in ancient Egypt may have called horehound the seed of Horus and used it in an antidote formula for poison, as did Caesar in the Roman era. Legend indicates that horehound aided priests during rituals in Egypt. Ancient lore gives horehound a power to break magic spells.
White horehound is a bitter herb from the mint family that grows like a weed in many areas of the world. Horehound is an aromatic green plant, which produces many branching, square stems that often outgrow other field vegetation to be nearly two feet tall. Pairs of one-inch long leaves grow out of the stems in opposite directions. Between June and August, clusters of densely packed, small, white flowers bloom around the stems where the pairs of leaves attach. The flowers become seed-containing burrs, which have tiny barbs, allowing the seeds attach to animals, clothing, and machinery.
The hoary or silvery-colored hairs on its stem and give it a fuzzy or cloudy appearance are likely the reason for its English name, horehound. In old English, “har” and “hoary” mean grey or grey-haired. Its Latin name is Marrubium vulgare, which may have been derived from the name of an ancient Roman town, “Mariaurbs,” or from the name of one of the bitter herbs, “marrob,” used by the Jews during Passover. (Water horehound, called bugleweed, and black horehound, which has a strong, unpleasant taste and odor, are related to white horehound but the information here applies only to white horehound.)
Virus killing Herbs destroy viruses in the bloodstream. Bacteria cannot live in a pure bloodstream. One Virus killing Herb is Goldenseal in powder or leaf form. Hydrastis Canadensis also called Orangeroot or yellow puccoon, is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the United States.It is distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock. The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to yellow rhizome. The plant bears two palmate, hairy leaves with 5-7 double-toothed lobes and single, small, inconspicuous flowers with greenish white stamens in the late spring. IT bears a single berry like a large raspberry with 10-30 seeds in the summer. Herbal properties , of Goldenseal, in my opinion is the second most bitter herb, in the world. Goldenseal is anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, alterative, laxative, anti-microbial, hepatic, emmenagogue, and oxytocic.I have used Goldenseal for many different purposes over the last 40 years. I have used it as a topical anti-microbial. I have used it in making salve combined with petroleum jelly, cayenne pepper, and alcohol. I have used the powder to make hot tea, ice tea. I have used Goldenseal’s virus killing quality as a preventative medicine keeping my bloodstream pure. I have used Goldenseal’s virus killing root ground into a green powder to make a high enema solution to keep my bladder, colon, pancreas, liver, and kidneys free of even Cancer. Goldenseal is excellent when mixed with another herb, to boost that herb’s effectiveness. For example Goldenseal and Myrrh when combined makes a douche that allows females to maintain healthy PH levels, in their mucus membranes areas. Allows them to be, yeast free, fresh at all times especially after menses. Goldenseal is so powerful at killing bacteria it will kill Sphyllis and Gonnereah. I have used this bacteria, virus killing Herb at the first sign of a sniffle. Up the nostrills goes warm water mixed with the Goldenseal Herb. I have used this Virus killing Heb to stop sore throat before it becomes Strep-Throat.
As we move into Influenza season, we are surely going to need Goldenseal, a virus killing herb, to support our immune systems, Stay tuned to this Post, as we continue to highlight additional Virus Killing Herbs in the next up-coming segment.