Mullein, or Verbascum thapsus, is a flowering plant that has been used in herbal medicine for a long time. It used to only grow in Europe and Western Asia, but now it also grows in the United States and Canada, among other places. It can be found in New Zealand as well. It does well in a wide range of places, such as fields, chapparal, woods with leaves that fall off, and forests with evergreen trees. It can even grow as a weed in gravel pits or by the side of the road because it does well in hard soil.
It is an annual plant, which means it lives for two growing seasons. In its first year, it makes a bunch of fuzzy leaves. The second year, the top of the plant gets a tall stalk with small yellow flowers on it.
Mullein's flowers, leaves, and roots are used in herbal medicine for a few different things, but more research may be needed to show their safety and effectiveness from a scientific point of view.
Mullein is used to treat cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsils, and sore throats. Asthma, diarrhea, colic, stomach bleeds, headaches, joint pain, and gout are also treated with it.
◉ Respiratory Health: Mullein leaves and flowers are full of saponins, which are thought to be the reason why this herb is so good for the lungs. Saponins are demulcent, expectorant, and bitter. They also have mucilage, which coats and soothes mucus membranes that have been inflamed. Their expectorant properties help get rid of congestion in the lungs.
Research shows that mulein is a mix of demulcents and expectorants that contain saponin. This makes it useful for treating bronchitis with a chronic cough, dry hacking coughs, whooping cough, colds, flu, and sinusitis. The saponins in Mullein have anti-viral qualities, which makes it even more useful for treating the flu and other illnesses caused by viruses.
◉ Anti-Inflammatory:- Mullein has a substance called verbascoside, which is both anti-inflammatory and a painkiller. Verbascoside has been shown to reduce inflammation and is especially good at easing joint and muscle pain.
Oxidative stress is a well-known cause of inflammation, and clinical study has shown that verbascoside can stop oxygen free radicals from being made. Mullein particularly lowers the development of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and extra-cellular O2. This lowers the production of superoxide radicals, which are made in large amounts when oxidative stress causes inflammation.
◉ Antibacterial:- Researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina found that Mullein is good against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Escherichia coli, also known as E coli.
Because of this, it can be used to clean cuts, soothe burns, and treat hemorrhoids. Even though pneumonia is a dangerous illness that should always be handled by a doctor, using Mullein during a respiratory flu can help keep the lungs clear and may stop pneumonia from starting.
◉ Digestive Health:- Mullein's ability to break up mucus isn't limited to getting rid of mucus in the lungs. It can also be used to get rid of the mucoid layer in the small intestine. When there is too much mucus in the small intestine, it can make it hard for the body to absorb nutrients and get them into the bloodstream.
Mullein gets rid of the "bad" mucus and replaces it with a healing mucilage that coats and soothes the gut wall and makes it easier and smoother to go to the bathroom.
Dried Mullein can be found online!. Buy it at the Tea Store NYC - Alive Herbals.
|Product Name||Dried Mullein.|
|Scientific Name||Verbascum thapsus.|
|Country of Origin||Originally from native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia. Packaged in the USA.|
|Taste & Aroma||Many people say that mullein tea tastes sweet. But a few people say this isn't true because it's bitter and nasty.|
|Shelf Life & Storage||Shelf Life is about 06 - 12 months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
|Precautions||We requested you, Before consuming spices, herbs, teas or any kind of natural products you consult an expert qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist.|
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