“M”ullein Tea « Health Now, Wealth Forever

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By Gary, on March 25th, 2013

If “K” is for Kohlrabi and “L” is for Laughing then

 “M” is for Mullein (Tea)

Mullein is an herb and is more commonly known as Lamb’s Ear.  It has been used as an herbal tea for ages and a source of healing coughs and congestion.  It also has many other uses and benefits.

Common mullein has at least 50 other names, including beggar’s flannel, devil’s-tobacco, fluffweed, Jupiter’s staff, miner’s candle and velvet plant.

Health benefits of Mullein Tea

  • Reduces respiratory problems such as bronchitis, colds, coughs, and sore throats.
  •  Has anti-bacterial properties that can help reduce inflammation and infection.
  •  It is also a natural expectorant that can expel excess mucus from the airways.
  • It is a natural sedative, helping those who suffer from insomnia.
  • Eases headaches and migraines.
  • Calms muscle spasms and is a natural pain reliever.
  • It can ease the spasms (coughing) associated with allergies such as hay fever and can reduce the symptoms of asthma.
  • It helps to cleanse the bowels and the liver.  Helps the body get rid of toxins.  Balances the bowels and thus can be used to ease both diarrhea and constipation.
  • Its healing effects can soothe and reduce hemorrhoids.
  • It is a very gentle herb, which is safe to use for children and can be combined with a number of other herbs to ease the symptoms of a number of illnesses that afflict children.  Its positive effect on the respiratory system means that it is a useful remedy for whooping cough and croup.
  • Mullein leaf tea can be applied externally to sores and wounds to help keep them clean and free from infection. It is calming when applied to skin rashes and burns and can promote healing.
  • The tea can improve the functioning of the thyroid gland. Those on medication for thyroid problems should consult their doctor before using the herb.
  • The cooled tea can be applied to cold sores and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • Its cleansing properties can help to ease and prevent infections of the urinary tract and bladder.

Any Side Effects?

If you are currently taking mullein leaf supplements for the treatment of a minor health ailment or for promoting general good health, then you should also be aware of the possible side effects associated with the herb.

Widely available in most local drug stores and supermarkets, mullein leaf can be found in the form of pills, powders or liquid extract.  If you are experiencing any adverse effects from consuming mullein leaf, you should reconsider taking the herb as a supplement.