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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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horehound often called white horehound, Marrubium vulgare, a plant native to Mediterranean Europe and C. Asia, and naturalized in N. America. Its leaves make a tea, described by Mrs Grieve (1931) as ‘an appetizing and healthful drink, popular in Norfolk and other country districts’. It is also used in candies.