Horehound has been known for its medicinal uses dating back to the 1st century BC, where it appeared as a remedy for respiratory ailments, and since then has been used for similar purposes over the centuries. Horehound drops are bittersweet hard candies with a flavour similar to menthol and root beer, used as a cough drop or digestive aid. This plant is also used to make beverages like horehound beer, horehound tea, and the rock and rye cocktail.
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Woody-stemmed short-lived perennial grows to 2' tall
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Any soil, even poor
Origin: Europe, North Africa, and Asia