Mullein

MulleinVerbascum thapsus

 Mullein is commonly used to assist the lower respiratory system, including the lungs, bronchial airways and trachea. Studies have revealed it to have an anti-inflammatory action with particular influence in the respiratory system. It has also been shown to be antibacterial against a variety of bacterial strains.

Therapeutic Actions:

Expectorant, Demulcent, Anticatarrhal, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial

Traditionally uesd in western medicine for:

  • Bronchitis – especially with a non-productive cough.
  • The Common Cold.
  • Influenza.
  • Inflammation of the larynx and/or Trachea.
  • Respiratory catarrh.
  • Tuberculosis.

The Native Americans used Mullein to relieve sore throats, and asthma by inhaling the smoke of the herb.

Indicated for use in modern times for:

  • Acute or chronic bronchitis or tracheitis.
  • The common cold.
  • Influenza.
  • Particularly useful in assisting non-productive/difficult coughs.
  • Respiratory catarrh.
  • Tonsillitis.

 Safety information:

Mullein is extremely safe and widely used, and there are no recorded contraindications or herb/drug interactions.

Safe to use during pregnancy and lactation.