Mullein Herbal Remedies
Mullein leaf is a highly-regarded, safe lung tonic of particular use for respiratory ailments, such as asthma, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, and dry coughs. The leaves have an expectorant and soothing effect on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Mullein is one herb recommended for children and adults to add to nearly all respiratory formulas. It can be considered to have a general tonic effect on the lungs. It is pleasant-tasting and not harsh, so the herb can be used as desired. The oil, made by infusing mullein flowers in olive oil, is beneficial for earache and inflammation. Two to five drops are placed in the ear several times daily. Mullein is also cleansing to the lymphatic system and is helpful for relieving skin problems, such as psoriasis. Mullein has a taste of ASTRINGENT, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Mullein Proper Dose
|Mullein Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Mullein Tincture||1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Mullein Reference Information
|Latin Name||Verbascum thapsis|
|Part Used||Leaf, Flowers|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, oil, bulk herb for tea.|
|Affects||Respiratory system, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||A triennial from the Foxglove family with a tall stout wooly stem, alternate wooly leaves, and small yellow flowers with purple spots inside. The leaves are harvested at the end of the first year or beginning of the second year of growth; the flowers are|
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