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All About Horehound

By wildflowers
December 2, 2011

A nice hot cup of horehound tea with honey and lemon and a warm slice of banana nut bread covered in melted butter. That's one of my fondest childhood memories. With winter and the holidays just around the corner, I'm reminded of horehound and what a special herb it is.

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vic
Dec 1, 2011 6:16 PM CST
What a wonderful article - LOTS of information and thank you so much for all the recipes Thumbs up
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SongofJoy
Dec 2, 2011 4:38 AM CST
Thanks for the memories! My grandfather always kept horehound drops and swore by them. As a child, I didn't like them very much. As an adult, I appreciate them a lot. It's good our perspective changes, isn't it. I must say I haven't had horehound tea. I'm going to try it. Just my cup of Tee. Green Grin! Thanks for a good article, Christine. Green Grin!
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wildflowers
Dec 2, 2011 7:08 AM CST
Vic, thank you and you're welcome! Smiling

Yes, Tee, I've changed my mind about so many things over the years LOL! Thank you for reading!
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 2, 2011 7:39 AM CST
Everything old is new again!

Great article Christine. Thank you. And thanks too for the recipes.
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tallynn
Dec 5, 2011 1:35 AM CST
Loved this article!! and the recipes. I am thinking that I am going to have to add horehound to my elderberry syrup. What a great winter remedy!
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wildflowers
Dec 5, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Thank you, Mary!

that does sound like a wonderful winter remedy
& elderberry is also tasty!! Big Grin
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SongofJoy
Dec 5, 2011 8:39 AM CST
For me, horehound was definitely an "acquired" taste. I think putting it in syrup is a great idea ... or homemade jam ... or ... ? Possibilities and food for thought (no pun intended). Green Grin!
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Sharon
Dec 5, 2011 6:19 PM CST
I love horehound. I ate it like candy, still do when I can find it.
I used to make my own, but it's just so much easier now to go to Cracker Barrel.
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NJBob
Dec 8, 2011 6:17 PM CST
I remember them as a special treat when we went to the farm store when we were kids. Not everyone liked them, but I sure did. I guess I'll have to make a trip to a Cracker Barrel one day.
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wildflowers
Dec 9, 2011 9:46 AM CST
They were a special treat in my childhood, but somehow, I don't think the grandkids would think they were so special if I made them some. LOL Oh well, I think I'll make a batch anyway!
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 9, 2011 12:27 PM CST
Just tell them they're the official candy of the "Twilight" movies. Rolling on the floor laughing
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SongofJoy
Dec 9, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Oh, that's good. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Dec 9, 2011 12:56 PM CST
That IS good, very good, Clever Ann!! Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 9, 2011 2:03 PM CST
*Blush*
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