The mullein leaf herb comes from the humble, often overlooked mullein plant. The mullein plant grows in most places, but is most often found in poor, rocky or chalky soil. Mullein leaf is a very popular herbal remedy, and is most often found in natural cough and cold compounds. Herbalists also make a tincture of mullein flower which is said to be effective in fighting ear infections.
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Mullein leaf is commonly found along roadsides and in places that are heavily trafficked. If you want to try mullein leaf herb or mullein leaf extract, DrFloras recommends that you get it from a reliable source. Plants harvested along roadways may be full of harmful toxins that can cause health problems to worsen.
Mullein Leaf – A Remedy With A History
Most people in the United States and Canada have probably seen the mullein plant growing in the wild. It is normally somewhere between two and six feet tall, and consists of a single spike that is covered in densely packed yellow flowers at the top. The spike ascends from a cluster of thick, velvety leaves that are arranged in a spiral pattern from the earth up.
The mullein leaf herb was highly prized in Europe, and was brought to the North American continent by the first European immigrants. They cultivated it in their gardens and used it for everything from a soothing tea to a dried compound for smoking.
Common Uses For The Mullein Leaf Herb
Mullein leaf herb and mullein leaf extract are said to be helpful in treating a wide variety of illnesses.
- Relief from rashes, burns, and inflammation – When made into a poultice and applied to irritated skin, mullein leaf can provide soothing relief.
- Toothache – Chewing mullein leaf has been said to provide temporary relief from dental pain.
- Fluid Retention –Mullein leaf herb is a diuretic, so it can help to release excess fluid and toxins from the body.
- Cold and cough remedy – Tea made from mullein leaf has long been a folk remedy for cough, cold, and even bronchitis.
- Headaches – The mullein leaf herb has analgesic properties, and may help ease stress headaches and tension headaches.
Mullein Leaf Tea
Mullein leaf tea is available commercially. If you have a pure source for mullein leaf herb, you can easily brew your own tea. Chop the mullein leaf and let it dry. The smallest, thinnest leaves will dry more quickly than the thick, larger leaves from the bottom of the plant. Use a little handful, and pour about ten ounces of boiling water over it. Let it steep for a few minutes, then strain it.
Mullein leaf herb makes a bitter tea, so sweeten it with a little honey or some stevia if the medicinal flavor is too harsh. Never use artificial sweeteners!
Better Than Mullein Leaf
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