Mullein is part of the Scrophulariacea family. It is commonly known as a great mullein or common mullein. Mullein grows in meadow, by roadsides, on waste ground, especially on gravel, sand or chalky soil. This plants prefers disturbed ground.
Mullein is used for many herbal remedies, with established emolleint ( softening and soothing) and astrinent (a substance that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effect in stopping the flow of blood secretions) properties. This plant has been used to make dyes and torches. The leaf makes a lovely toilet paper substitute.
Leaves and flowers are edible. Most people use mullein as a tea. Mullein are anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent(draw together or constrict tissue), demulcent(soothing mucous membranes), emollient(softening and soothing), expectorant(promoting the secretion of phlegm, mucus, or other respiratory matter) , anodyne (pain killing) and vulnerany (would healing).
Mullein is commonly used for its respiratory treatment of chest complaints such as; bronchitis, tuberculosis, and asthma. It reduces the formation of mucus and stimulates the explosion of phlegm. It is a specific treatment for bronchitis. It also relives the cousin spasms and wheezing. People improve with long term use.
This wonderful plant is also known for aiding in earaches and ear infections. An easy recipe is soaking mullein in olive oil for 3-4 weeks, straining and using that oil right into your ear to treat ear infections or earaches. Do not use mullein for punctured eardrums.
Powered Mullein roots rubbed onto warts helps kill the virus to the roots and removes the wart. Rub it in serval times a day until the wart is completely hone and the skin is healed. The juice of the plant can also be used.
For cramping and miles spams, try an internal Mullein Infusion. For muscle spasms, this oil you can also apply right unto affected area.
Do not used mullein if you are pregnant or breast feeding. In some people, it can cause skin irritations, stomach pain and breathing difficulties. Net sellers are allergic reactions, so discontinue use if these symptoms occur.