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-Healing 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 healing and 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 healer 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 tea plan
Mullein is an amazing herb to add to your quit smoking plan because of what it can do for your lungs and respiratory system. This herb is known for its ability to gently soothe the lungs and throat which is a blessing as lungs begin to purge built up toxins and mucus. Mullein is also an effective expectorant that both calms and cleanses the lungs at the same time.
Adding Mullein to quit smoking blends or taking it on its own is a great way to help your lungs begin their recovery from smoking while making it easier for you to breathe while you quit. Many smokers are surprised to find that breathing can become restricted and difficult within days of a quit as the lung take the first chance they get to clean house. Mullein can help make this process far less troublesome.
Mullein leaves of flowers
Mullein benefits are surplus, let’s have a look at the major ones here: