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
Take internally for:
conditions such as bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, asthma
such as stomach cramps, diarrhoea.
Apply externally for:
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.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Mullein is available as
tinctures and as dried leaves, flowers, or roots