Mullein Leaf

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Mullein (Verbascum thapsus is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems.

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Mullein leaf (Verbascum thapsus is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems.

This herb soothes, lubricates, and tones the respiratory system and aides in expectoration by stimulating fluid production. Mullein is sometimes used with other herbs such as white horehound, lobelia, elder, and red clover. The iridoid glycosides stimulate secretion of uric acid from the kidneys.

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Tobacco-like Plant (Mullein) is one of the oldest known and used herbs, and some healers recommend inhaling the smoke from smoldering mullein roots and leaves to soothe asthma attacks and chest congestion. The roots can be made into a warm decoction for soaking swollen feet or reducing swelling in joints. It also reduces swelling from inflammation and soothes painful, irritated tissue. It is particularly useful to the mucous membranes. A tea can be made from the flowers for a mild sedative. [1]

Mullein leaf is often used for…

  • leaves and/or flowers for infusion tea for respiratory disorders
  • mullein infused oil from flowers for ear infections, hemorrhoids, and skin disorders
  • leaf poultice applied to topical boils, sores, ulcers and tumors
  • tea from fresh chopped leaves filtered through a coffee filter provide a variety of vitamins and other nutrients
  • compress to relieve swelling
  • crushed flowers to remove warts
  • dry leaves smoked for respiratory problems

Read more on mullein at How to use mullein leaves, root, and flower. Culinary, cosmetic, wellness, and health benefits of mullein.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 2 in
Herb Weight

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