Mullein (leaf) Tea

Mullein is used for irritating coughs.

Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.


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SKU: 110

Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae

Plant description: Greater Mullein is native to Europe and Asia. It is a biennial herb with large, grey green woolly leaves and a thick woolly flowering stem to 2.5 m tall. The basal leaves are ovate, 150–450 mm long and get progressively smaller up the stem. The yellow flowers occur in a long cluster at the top of the stem. The flower stem grows in the second year. The woolliness of Greater Mullein distinguishes it from other Mullein species.

Part used: Leaf, flowers.

Harvest: The leaf can be harvested from the first year rosette when big enough or in early flowering. Flowers should be picked as they open.

Active Constituents: Iridoid glycosides, flavonoids including hesperidin and verbascosides, saponins, triterpene.

Energetics: Bitter, astringent, sweet, cooling.

Actions: Relaxing expectorant, demulcent, anticatarrhal, vulnerary, mild diuretic, mild sedative.

Uses: Mullein is used for irritating coughs which may be dry and hard such as in bronchitis or tracheitis. It can be used for the Common cold, influenza, pharyngitis, respiratory catarrh, peptic ulcer and diarrhoea. Topically as an infused oil for earache, wounds, haemorrhoids.

Dosage: Infusion – pour one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried leaves and flowers and drink after five minutes. Drink up to one cup three times per day. Fluid Extract (1:2) – 30—60 ml/week.

Cautions: None known.

Interactions: None known.

Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.

Weight1kg, 30g, 500g


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