Mullein (Verbascum gen.)

health benefits of mulleinThe Mulleins (Verbascum gen.), or velvet plant, flannel flower, etc., is a group of perennial herbs and shrubs native to South America and the Mediterranean region. The upper part of the herb is formed by a dozen of light yellow flowers which blossom throughout the summer, making this season the best for mullein harvesting. It is interesting that the Mulleins grow in their natural habitat in Europe and Russia, but in the Americas,  Hawaii and Australia they are mostly cultivated in special fields and farms.

For centuries, mullein has been one of the most valuable herbal remedies and natural sources of a great number of nutrients and microelements, including carotenoids, flavonoids, poliphenolcarboxilic acids, tannins, saponins, glucidic substances, glicozide, vegetal sterols and so on. Medicinal properties of the Mulleins embrace such actions of these herbs as antispasmodic, antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, emollient, antihistaminic, calming, expectorant and other effects. These herbs play an important role as an old folk remedy for many illnesses and diseases. Health benefits of mullein include the following:

  • Relieving the symptoms of many respiratory diseases, including asthma, sore throat, bronchitis, laryngitis, flu, etc. It is recommended to use Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus) infusion for gargling or to inhale the fumes of boiling mullein roots.
  • mullein benefitsHealth benefits of mullein include relieving all types and forms of lung and breathing problems.
  • Herbal infusions and teas with mullein can be used to treat stomach aches, various intestine inflammations and other conditions.
  • Mullein tea is one of the most effective herbal remedies for such problem as diarrhea.
  • Treating various bladder dysfunctions is an important part of mullein benefits which has been used for centuries.
  • Mullein decoct is a known remedy for hemorrhoids.
  • Health benefits of mullein include relieving various spleen and liver conditions.
  • Mullein is a known natural remedy for pain relief which does not cause negative side effects and dependence.
  • Health benefits of mullein embrace excellent relaxing and calming properties of this herb, therefore, it can be used to promote sleep, to relax and lower negative effects of stresses.
  • Mullein benefits include also treating various skin problems: sores, ulcers, swellings, furunculosis, inflammations and so on.
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