Herb of the Month: Mullein, Best Cough Remedy

Herb of the Month: Mullein, Best Cough Remedy

Shanae
2 minute read

On our Instagram page we've been sharing the medicinal benefits of Mullein, a beautiful plant with furry green leaves and a center stalk that blooms bright yellow flowers. It's like nature's torch. 

The plant is so sturdy, herbalists have documented seeing it grow in Death Valley. I mean, come on!

European tradition notes it as one of the best cough remedies ever and I couldn't agree more. 

The plant is the main ingredient in Breathe, our popular respiratory support tea. 

NICKNAMES

As I always say in these blogs, it is so important to know the scientific names of the herbs you're using because there are some instances in which herbs share common names or those common names are regional.

Mullein, whose scientific name is Verbascum thapsus (I know), is also known as hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, lungwort, and candlewick. The last 4 are kinda obvious but if you don't know plants, then they could go for any plant that's used for cold and cough, right? And hare's beard? When's the last time anybody say a hare?

BENEFITS

    Fluffy mullein doesn't look that great when it's dried, but it works...it resembles cheap carpet. Anyway, mullein contains flavonoids, mucilage, gum, resin, bitter glycosides, iridoid monoterpenes, triterpene saponins, and volatile oils.

    Don't know what those are? Chile, that's the. good stuff!

    Because of its composition, Mullein brings water to those dried out hard spaces typically characterized by dry, ticklish coughs that can irritate to no end.

    Mullein has this great way of opening the lungs and sinuses, reducing coughs, and relaxing the throat (no - not like that!). As a result, you're left feeling more open (*clears thoat*), more settled and calmer. Being sick can stress you out. Mullein has been used for sinusitis, sore throat, hoarseness, tonsilitis, allergies, bronchitis, dry cough, and achiness characterized by weak, swollen joints. 

    COMMON USES FOR MORINGA

    • Achiness characterized by weak, swollen joints
    • Allergies
    • Bronchitis
    • Dry Cough
    • Hoarseness
    • Sinusitis
    • Sore Throat
    • Tonsilitis

    Always talk to a doctor before you begin taking herbal supplements, not every herb is right for every body. yOu and your trusted health professional can work together to learn if mullein is a good option for you. 

    Enjoyed this blog? Don't stop here, keep reading. Learn about moringa or ginger root here.

    Breathe™

    Breathe™

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    This herbal tea supports your body through that itchy, scratchy feeling you get in your chest and that stuffy clogged up feeling you get in your head when you catch the common cold. Product Details: 1.5 oz, approximately 13 single servings… Read More

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