Also known as Feltwort, Flannel-flower, Blanket Leaf, Bunny’s Ears, Velvet Dock, Flannelleaf, Jacob’s-staff, Jupiter’s Staff, Aaron’s Rod, Grandmother’s Flannel, Our Lady’s Flannel, and Wooly Mullein
$2.5 per Ounce
History: Mullein is a wildflower native to much of Europe and Asia which can grow almost anywhere. The word Mullein is said to be derived from the Middle English word for soft. The plant’s soft and fuzzy leaves soft are a probable source for this aptly name. Mullein has had many uses over the centuries. Ancient Romans used the stem to make a wick for torches. In the Middle Ages Mullein tour he's were believed to ward off witches. After being transported to the Americas, Native American tribes used dried leaves for an array of healing uses. The Navajo used it to cure fevers, the Hopi as a cure for insanity, the Iroquois for hiccups. Modern herbalists regard it as excellent soothing agent for the lungs.
Modern Uses: Mullein is primarily known as a remedy for respiratoryimbalances. It tones and soothes mucous membranes while encouraging expectoration. It has a paradoxical drying, clearing and soothing, moistening action, combined with a slightly aromatic pungency. As a dry, cooling & pungent herb, it can disperse edema, sluggish congestion & heat, and its mucilaginous quality that can soothe dry harsh inflamed conditions.Mullein is especially useful in cases of long-term, wracking chronic cough like bronchitis or whooping cough and is also a remedy for sinusitis, asthma, congestion and seasonal allergies. Anything 'lung', mullein is a safe and often effective approach - but it is not limited to respiratory issues. The leaf as a poultice can be helpful in cases of bruising, swelling, muscle aches, swollen glands, burns, and nerve trauma.
Active Ingredients: mucilage, gum, hesperidin, verbascoside, aucubin
Actions: demulcent, emollient, astringent, anti-caterrhal, pectoral
Complementary Herbs: Horehound, Coltsfoot