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Mullein

(Verbascum thapsus)

Description

Mullein, is a common roadside plant that has large leaves and small, dense, yellow flowers. The dried leaves, flowers, and roots all serve as remedies.

It has a strong binding action on tissue, and therefore is useful in treating diarrhoea and haemorrhoids. It also helps rid the body of excess mucus from the lungs. 

How It May Benefit You

Take internally for: 

  • respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, asthma 

  • gastrointestinal ailments such as stomach cramps, diarrhoea.

Apply externally for: 

  • external ulcers, 

  • tumours, 

  • haemorrhoids.

  • ear problems. 

Caution

You may experience mild stomach upset or diarrhoea. If you have a history of cancer, consult your doctor before taking this herb internally. The mullein seeds are toxic. Do not take mullein if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability

Mullein is available as tinctures and as dried leaves, flowers, or roots