Expectorant: Mullein helps to thin mucus and reduce chest congestion. It helps to make coughs more productive and works well with respiratory problems. The leaves of the plant can be infused into a tea that will help to bring relief to a cough and cold. Mullein helps to break up mucous and loosen the phlegm in the chest. This helps to clear out the lungs and is particularly useful for problems such as whooping cough and influenza where congestion can be severe. It can also help with sore throats and laryngitis that comes from respiratory infections.
Wounds: Mullein can be used to help wounds heal when applied externally.
Ear infections: Mullein may be combined with olive oil to treat ear infections.
Hemorrhoids: Mullein may be combined with olive oil to treat hemorrhoids.
Mullein has no known side effects
Typical dosage: 1 cup of tea up to every two hours (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb in 1 cup of hot water for 2-5 minutes).
- Infuse for use in topical ointments, balms, salves, and creams, hair products, massage oils, etc.
- Use in tea or tea blends.
- Tincture for use in syrup or lozenges.