Friday, June 24, 2011

Horehound!


Horehound Candy by The Virtual Sink
Jason happened to notice this display of Horehound candy at a Rural King recently. Since then, "Whore hound" has become a favorite insult for us to throw around at various people.

Horehound is actually a naturally occurring herb native to Europe and Northern Africa that somewhat resembles mint. Horehound is often made into lozenges in order to soothe sore throats and aid digestion, so Horehound cough drops are a popular form of delivery. Horehound is also a popular ingredient in herbal tea.

Horehound most likely gets its name from the Egyptian designation for the plant which meant "Seed Of Horus". Horus is recognized as the falcon headed Egyptian deity who was regarded as the god of the sky, war and protection. 

So, remember, folks, when you put horehound in your mouth, you're ingesting the seed of Horus. Maybe that's why it soothes your throat.

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