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Advert For Hoge's Horehound Honey

Advert For Hoge's Horehound Honey

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1879

Shelfmark: Evan.9072

Item number: 9072

Genre: Leaflet

This is an advertisement for Hoge's Horehound honey. Horehound or Marrubium vulgare, is a member or the mint family. It is a bitter, aromatic herb that has been used as a natural cough remedy for thousands of years. Horehound is said to take its name from Horus (son of Osiris and Isis) the Egyptian god of the sun. Juice extracted from the leaves is used to flavour liqueurs, sweets, cough drops and syrups. Horehound honey used to be very popular in the 19th century as an alternative remedy or medicine.

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