Great Mullein


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Great Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus)

It is a hairy biennial plant, with yellow flowers which are densely grouped on a tall stem that grows from a large rosette of leaves. Great mullein is known for thousands of years for its medicinal properties on respiratory disorders. Ancient Greeks used the roots of the plant for respiratory problems, diarrhea, cramps, inflammation of the eyes and healing.

In modern herbal medicine, mullein is appreciated for its multiple therapeutic effects. This herb reduces muscle spasms that cause severe coughing.  Moreover, it helps in the treatment of laryngitis and Influenza virus, due to the antibacterial action. Furthermore, it is diuretic and helps in the treatment of inflammation of urinary system, neutralizing irritations caused by uric acid.

Greta Mullein is not used in cooking. It is consumed as herbal tea for its beneficial properties.

Health Benefits of Great Mullein

Learn AboutColtsfootBenefits Health Benefits A study published in the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology" in 2002 tested the anti-bacterial activity of mullein leaf extract. The study found that mullein has anti-bacterial activity against Klebsiella pneumonia, coli, and Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis -- two types of bacteria found in the lungs and on the skin. Moreover, mullein has [...]

Mythology – Great Mullein

Learn AboutGreat MulleinMythology According to Greek mythology, the gods gave to Odysseus a great mullein stalk to defend himself against the tricks of Circe, the witch who turned the companions of Odysseus into pigs by magic drink.

Side Effects of Great Mullein

Learn AboutGreat MulleinSide Effects Great mullein is possibly safe for when applied to the ear, short-term. A specific product (Otikon Otic Solution, Healthy-On Ltd.) that contains mullein, garlic, calendula, and St. John’s wort has been used in the ear for up to 3 days.   Special Precautions & Warnings: Children: Mullein is possibly safe when [...]

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