Making top of the list of the herbs that are naturally capable of offering treatment to the human body, mullein grows as a shrub in warm climatic regions. This beneficial herb which is commonly known as mullein is also referred as verbscum. This herb mullein grows on very dry and barren grounds and the most common areas to find it is at the edge of the forest.
The mullein contains several compounds which are anti-inflammatory, antiviral, emollient, and antihistaminic and that have calming effects. Mullein is home to substances like flavonoids, saponins, tannis, glicozide, carotenoids and the glucidic substances.
Benefits of mullein
Being a good expectorant, mullein clears out the congestion and in the process it soothes the mucus membranes that are found in the respiratory tract. This has made mullein very effective in the treatment of bronchitis and coughing. Upon taking the tea which is made from the mullein flowers, lime, colt’s foot leaves and the plantain, one is sure of getting over the hoarseness.
The mullein is also a good remedy for the stomach-aches bladder dysfunctions and also the intestinal inflammations moreover, the mullein decoct which is made form the mullein flowers offers a good treatment for haemorrhoids, burns, and the chilblains.
A mixture of the mullein like the syrup alleviates breathing problems, sleeping disorders and also coughing. This syrup is made from boiling the mullein flowers in proportions of water and then there is sugar added to it. This mixture is boiled until the fluid turns viscid. If an adult takes up to three spoons a day and a child took one spoonful a day, it is said to yield very good results.
It is thought to be an antispasmodic, where it is good in relieving stomach cramps and it helps in controlling diarrheal. Other major benefits of mullein are
It puts a cover on scraped tissues at the same time protecting them
Mullein soothes and softens irritated skin
The herb also helps shrinks tissues
Mullein is one of the herbs that have shown effectiveness in the treatment of bronchitis, the treatment is done by the use of mullein tea which constitutes emollient and expectorant effects. And for the effectiveness of the mullein against hoarseness, the recommendation is that one should take mullein tea which is made from the mixture of colt’s foot, mullein flowers and the mallow root. Other diseases that the mullein tea is good at treating is a among them the breathing problems, coughing and the sleeping disorders
Blood cleansing is another benefit of mullein tea, this reduces the blood problems
There is a combination which is made out of the mullein, this compound is known as mullein enemas, mullein enemas is effective for the treatment of the spleen and liver disorders
Another effectiveness of mullein is in the urinary tract irritations and treating of the bladder not forgetting hematuria which is the condition of blood in the urine.
Treatments of haemorrhoids, furuculosis are done by the use of the mullein decot and it has over the time given results in all these conditions
Insomnia can be combated by the drinking of the mullein tea; the same tea will be a good remedy for frayed nerves for it helps in calming them.
Intestinal worms are expelled from the body by the taking of the mullein tea mean that one can have a rubble free stomach from the use of the mullein herb
The mullein herb when crushed in a cup of water is used to make a weak infusion which helps much against dry complexions. When applied to the skin, mullein have anti-inflammatory and emollient effects that show goods results on the complexion if it is applied directly to the skin and its infusion takes good care to the earaches.
Caution with mullein
Flower petals of the fine puff of the mullein cause itchiness to the skin arms, the neck and the hands. It therefore recommended that contact of the herbs and the hands the eyes too should be highly avoided. To be able to avoid the itchiness brought by the herbs one can put on clothes that have long sleeves and those clothes that will continue up to cover the neck.