Subject: Horehound cough syrup
From: azack1.zeus.towson.edu (Ron Zackowsky)
Date: 16 Aug 1995 18:53:25 GMT
I recently made my first ever batch of Horehound cought syrup and after it was finished I tasted a little. It tasted like, well, medicine. <g> My question is...is horehound supposed to taste horribly bitter? And any thoughts on storage? I have it in a dark blue bottle with a cork. Should it go in a cool, dry place; refrigerator...?
From: leslie1128.aol.com (Leslie1128)
> My question is...is horehound supposed to taste horribly bitter? And
Yes horehound is very bitter and is often mixed with honey in cough drops and syrups. I make a syrup that includes alot of this herb each summer for the winter months. We find very effective for coughs and sorethroats. I always keep mine in the refrigerator and I make a new batch every year.
From: Gwendolyn Alden Dean <gdean.emory.edu>
I use horehound infusions for coughs and they work very well. It is very bitter but I've adjusted to the taste and I like it 'cause I know it'll fix my cough. For more delicate tastes, I mix it with spearmint and sweeten with honey.