White horehound is marked by trailing vines of round, jagged-edged leaves and delicate white flowers, easily identifying this plant as a relative of mint. White horehound makes its appearance in the temperate areas of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Humans have cultivated this plant for most of recorded history, with documented use appearing in Roman and even ancient Egyptian records. White horehound is also a significant part of Jewish custom as one of the five bitter herbs traditionally consumed at the Passover Feast. Its most common uses today, however, are for producing a fine essential oil, or steeping its leaves into this elegant herbal tea.
As you enjoy each sip of this herbal tea, you provide your body with an enriching boost of vitamins and minerals. White horehound tea offers vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B complex, as well as iron and potassium. The herb is also a natural source of alkaloids, tannins, pectin, flavonoids and volatile acids, several of which act as antioxidants.