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Common Name: mullein
Botanical Name: Verbascum sinuatum
Certified Organic Mullein Flowers Summary
Mullein can grow up to 8 feet tall and has silvery green leaves and bright yellow flowers. The flowers have been utilized for thousands of years in traditional medicine for issues of the upper respiratory tract (and even to repel evil spirits). Mullein flowers are often prepared as soothing tea and as an ear oil, too.
Mullein is a very gentle and soothing herb and can therefore do wonderful things for the upper respiratory system. It can actually act as a mild sedative upon the lungs. Primarily the flowers are steeped in oil and administered to soothe earache and the leaves were made into a tea to support upper respiratory health.
The dried leaves have been smoked for centuries as a relaxant for spasmodic lungs and can be mixed with herbs such as lobelia to enhance this effect. The above ground plant parts should be thoroughly strained when making into teas, cordials, etc as the hairs can be irritating to those who have allergies and sensitivities. In fact, this slightly irritating quality was utilized by Native Americans who were said to put leaves in their moccasins to increase circulation and warm the feet.
Treating mastitis: Make a fomentation with mullein and lobelia (approx. 1 tsp. mullein and 1/4 tsp. lobelia to 1 cup water). Apply to breast area.
Precautions: No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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