Mullein was used as an astringent and emollient for thousands of years to support coughs, bronchitis, sore throats and more.
All parts of the mullein plant can be used. The leaves and blossoms are expectorant, demulcent, and sedative. Mullein has long been used as a general tonic and remedy for any problems of the respiratory tract. The leaves can be taken on a regular basis as an aid for chronic asthma or bronchitis, where they have a tonic effect. The flowers and leaves not only act to reduce inflamed mucous membranes, but also act as a mild respiratory sedative.
Mullein is appropriate for treating colds where there is mild chest congestion since it helps soften mucus, making it easier to cough up.
The blossoms of mullein used in an oil base are helpful for treating earaches. Mullein root is mildly diuretic and astringent, and it can be used to aid in preventing bed-wetting or loss of bladder control.
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