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Marrubium vulgare - Voronez
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Scientific name - Marrubium vulgare L.

Marrubio derived from Hebrew, Rob = March = bitter juice.

Synonyms -

Popular names - baltatura, catusnica wild Unguras, Voronez, hoarhound, MARUB blank marrubio common mentastro, marriout, toronjil cuyano, Weisser andorn.

Distribution and Habitat - increases in low altitudes, along the valleys, in areas with low precipitation and drought in full sun.

Description - perennial herbaceous plants, root fusiform. Right strain, wood and rigid, pubescent, 30-100 cm tall. Leaves petiolate, opposite, green-gray, pubescent on the underside, lamina ovata or suborbiculara, iregulat-edge gear, top round or obtuse, base subcordata, 2.5-5 cm long, 1-2 cm long stalks. Sesi white flowers arranged in vertical. Calyx with 10 lobes. Corola has 2 lobes, the higher is biloba, and the lower is trilobaT. Infloreste in June-July.

Propagation - by seeds sown soon after ripening, germinate in autumn or spring.

Properties and Uses - bitter herb, aromatic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.

Traditionally, the leaves and flowering parts of the plant are used to treat cough and acute bronchial diseases.

Plants are collected during the flourishing and can be used both fresh and dried.

Active principles contained in the plant are not fully soluble in water, so it is used in combination alcoholic.

Myth, Legend and Folklore - the property of Marrubium vulgare are known by the Egyptians and Greeks of 2000 years. In ancient Egypt, Marrubium vulgare was used to treat respiratory boliloir.

References

Clark - Edible and Useful Plants of California - University of California Press, 1992

Jethro Kloss - Back to Eden - Lotus Press, 1998

YPS Bajaj - Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Springer, 1999

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