Mullein Leaf Benefits

par Kobie Babb

Mullein leaf is a weed that has been used for an extremely long time primarily for respiratory issues, especially for soothing the respiratory tract. Mullein leaf is an expectorant as well as a demulcent. It's useful for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, pneumonia, the flu, and asthma to name a few things. Mullein leaf benefits does not end with the respiratory system, but that is where we will begin, 

Mullein leaf is part of the verbascum species. They contain compounds called polyphenols, which have antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Saponins, which have an anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and anti-tumor properties, flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, phenylethanoid glycosides, which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties, and also iridoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds gives mullein leaf it's superpowers against mucus. Mullein leaf aids the lungs with keeping healthy.

Mullein leaf antiviral properties are useful weapons against influenza as well as herpes. It's antibacterial properties can combat E. coli, pneumonia, ear aches, and staph disease. It can also be used topically for hemorrhoids and wounds.

Mullein leaf is also used as a sedative and can help with anxiety. It is also used as a diuretic to increase urine output. Mullein leaf is used as a flavoring in many alcoholic beverages.

In conclusion, mullein leaf is a plant that is your respiratory systems best friend. If you are a smoker, this is an herb that you should be using to help your lungs recover. It's good for all types of coughs including whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, sore throat, asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. Topically, it aids with wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections. Topical use also softens and protects skin.

We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.