Mullein - A Brief
The silvery green leaves and bright yellow flowers of mullein have been utilized for thousands of years in traditional herbalism. This gentle herb has been used extensively in European and North American folk medicine and thus has a plethora of folk tales associated with it. Mullein has been used traditionally as a remedy for the respiratory tract, including bronchitis.
Lung-Supporting Mullein Tea
Mullein is my absolute favorite when it comes to all things lung related. This gentle herb seems to focus its energy in a very effective way in the lungs, and it gets to work fast!
Mullein helps remove any 'gunk' from the lungs via its gentle yet thorough expectorant abilities. It helps the lungs purge themselves of mucous and phlegm that have taken their fill of toxins, pollutants, and foreign matter so that it can be given healthy replacements.
Like many herbs, mullein has natural mucilage which soothes, coats, and protects the respiratory system from the mouth to the lungs.
In many cases, recurring lung issues are wrapped up in an inflammation cycle. Mullein is a gentle anti-inflammatory that focuses on the lungs, so it can help reduce inflammation in the various passages and tissues in the lungs giving way to easier breathing.
Mullein has been traditionally used as a tea by people with asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, inflammation, respiratory allergies, recurring congestion, smoker's cough, exercise-induced lung strain, and anxiety-related breathing issues.
1-2 tsp of dried mullein leaves of flowers
2 cups of boiling water
1 tsp of honey or any other sweetener of your choice (optional)
As strong of a decongestant, irritation soother, and lung supporting mullein is, it is equally gentle. Mullein is considered to be an extremely safe herb to take with no commonly known side effects or precautions.
How to make
Use 1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon per 8-10 ounces of just boiling water
Steep covered for 6-8 minutes
Mullein leaves of flowers
Mullein benefits are surplus, let’s have a look at the major ones here: