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Horehound, Marrubium vulgare leaves, cut and sifted
Benefits of Horehound
An infusion of the leaves may be made by steeping 1 heaping teaspoon in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. The resulting tea is extremely bitter.
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HOREHOUND COUGH DROPS
(Inspired by Reformation Acres, a Homestead Site)
1/3 cup dried horehound leaves & flowers
1 cup honey
1 cup sugar (coconut sugar may be used)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon butter
Make an infusion by pouring 2 cups boiling water over the Horehound herb and allow to steep for 1/2 hour. Strain.
Pour the Horehound infusion into a large stockpot and add the sugar, honey, cream of tartar, and lemon juice.
Bring the liquid to a boil and continue to boil it until it reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Add the butter.
Increase the temperature until it reaches 300 degrees
Pour it into the buttered pan.
Cool the candy until you are able to touch the pan without getting burned but if you wait until it hardens you will not be able to make the lozenges.
Tear off a chunk of the candy and roll it into a lozenge-sized ball in your hands.
Wrap each of the lozenges in waxed paper and store them in the refrigerator until ready for use.
Marrubium vulgare leaves, cut and sifted