Today I wandered, unsure of my search. Something called to my spirit, but what, I had no idea. The perfect blue of the sky lifted my mood dulled by not having enough sleep. The sun shone and birds sang their joy of the new day with all its bright promises. There. A plant I’ve never met before. Something about it called to me. My body needed what it offered. A gift with no strings attached. Horehound. Nice to meet you and thank you for your generous gifts.
Back at home, it went into the pot with fresh lemons just picked, cinnamon, cloves, and peppermint leaves. After brewing I added local honey and took my tea out to the terrace to sip and enjoy the view of the blue Aegean Sea. My cough eased, but more importantly, I had made a new friend and ally.
Horehound is used for digestion problems and lung and breathing problems, including cough, asthma, tuberculosis, and much more.
Brenda writes fiction and travel memoir, freelance articles, and has just completed her first young adult novel. Brenda lives and writes in Greece.