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white horehound (generic name)

treats High cholesterol, Cough, Pain, Heartburn/poor appetite, Diabetes, and Intestinal disorders/antispasmodic
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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); Samuel Basch, MD (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY); Anja Bevens, PharmD (Northeastern University); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Mary McGarry, RPh (University of Rhode Island); David Sollars, MAc, HMC (New England School of Acupuncture); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Northeastern University); Paul Hammerness, MD (Harvard Medical School); Michael Smith, MR PharmS, ND (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); Shaina Tanguay-Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

El Bardai S, Morel N, Wibo M, et al. The vasorelaxant activity of marrubenol and marrubiin from Marrubium vulgare. Planta Med 2003;69(1):75-77.

Herrera-Arellano A, Aguilar-Santamaria L, Garcia-Hernandez B, et al. Clinical trial of Cecropia obtusifolia and Marrubium vulgare leaf extracts on blood glucose and serum lipids in type 2 diabetics. J Phytomedicine 2004 Nov;11(7-8):561-6.

Novaes AP, Rossi C, Poffo C, et al. Preliminary evaluation of the hypoglycemic effect of some Brazilian medicinal plants. Therapie 2001 Jul-Aug;56(4):427-30.

Roman RR, Alarcon-Aguilar F, Lara-Lemus A, et al. Hypoglycemic effect of plants used in Mexico as antidiabetics. Arch Med Res 1992;23(1):59-64.

Saleh MM, Glombitza KW. Volatile oil of Marrubium vulgare and its anti-schistosomal activity. Planta Med 1989;55:105.

Schlemper V, Ribas A, Nicolau M, et al. Antispasmodic effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Marrubium vulgare on isolated tissues. Phytomed 1996;3(2):211-216.

VanderJagt TJ, Ghattas R, VanderJagt DJ, et al. Comparison of the total antioxidant content of 30 widely used medicinal plants of New Mexico. Life Sci 2002 Jan 18;70(9):1035-40.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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