Mullein Leaf is a common wildflower that grows almost anywhere.
Mullein leaf and flower is an expectorant and demulcent (soothing) herb. Using mullein in a tea for coughs and respiratory irritations is approved in Europe. The actions are from mucus loosening saponins and this can bring relief.
Mullein is an immune enhancer, active against respiratory disorders. Mullein is most effective when combined with herbs with similar qualities, such as slippery elm bark and elecampane root.
Externally, Nature's Answer Mullein Leaf, extract of the herb mullein made in olive oil, is excellent in soothing and healing any inflamed surface or easing ear problems.
Mullein flowers are also made into an oil for the treatment of frostbite, ringworm, hemorrhoids and bruises. And the leaves have been smoked to treat asthma and bronchitis. Mullein has also been known to relieve constipation, counter-act sleeplessness, protect the kidneys, and help ease nervous tension.
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Mullein Tea Recipe
Mullein leaf tea soothes the urinary tract and facilitates urination. It also eases a nervous, irritable bladder and incontinence. Prepare mullein tea as directed below (minus the mullein flowers) and drink 3 to 4 cups daily. You may wish to ask your physician if this is suitable for any existing conditions you may have.
1 to 2 teaspoons dried mullein
1 cup boiling water
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the dried mullein flowers and leaves. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour the liquid through a cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain out the plant's tiny hairs as they can irritate the throat.
Did you know?
Mullein is also known as Candlestick because the ancient Romans made a "Roman candle" by dipping the long, flower stems in tallow and lighting them.
See also: Mullein as an Herb
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