This plant grows common in this country, and is made much account of in removing cough. An infusion made of the leaves, sweetened with honey, is good for the asthma, and all complaints of the lungs. The syrup of this plant will loosen tough phlegm, and remove hoarseness caused by a bad cold.
Marrubium is very good in the treatment of wet catarrh and in all cases of cold or consumption where there is a great deal of mucus discharged. It is a diffusive, stimulating tonic and is somewhat diaphoretic. The tincture can be used as well as an infusion but should be given in hot water. The dose of the tincture is from 30 to 60 drops.