Mullein, Wild, Hand Picked
Also known as Wooly Mullein, Grandmother's Flannel, Our Lady's Flannel
Information:This Wild Mullein was hand picked in the wilds of Montana, on the eastern slope of the continental divide. Special care was taken to ensure the harvest only the best Mullein , less than 25% was harvested out of any 100 meter square area. This ensures that a healthy crop of Wild Mullein will be provided for you.
History:Although Mullein is a wildflower native to Europe and Asia, it can grow almost anywhere because of its biological structure. Historically, Natives would dry the flower’s leaves and smoke it using a pipe. Native American would used Mullein many types of health issues. The Navajo used Mullein to cure fever. Meanwhile, the Hopi used it as a cure for insanity, and the Iroquois used it as a remedy for hiccups. Modern herbalists use this wildflower as soothing agent for lung ailments.
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