Mullein leaf has so many great benefits and can be used in different ways.
Also known as Verbascum thapsus, the great mullein, greater mullein, or common mullein is known since years for its health benefits.
The ancient Greeks used the root of the plant in cases of respiratory problems, diarrhea, cramps, eye inflammation and as a remedy.
They also soaked the flowers of the plant in olive oil for a few days and used the anti-otitis oil in the form of ear drops.
It acts as an expectorant, emollient, mild diuretic, mild sedative and healing. The flowers are beneficial for the respiratory system.
They stimulate the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of fluids, thus facilitating expectoration.
Instructions: Pour a cup of boiling water into 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves or flowers and leave it covered for 10 to 15 minutes.