Mullein Benefits Uses Scrophulariacea Family

Mullein is part of the Scrophulariacea family. It is commonly known as a great mullein or common mullein. Mullein grows in meadows, by roadsides, on waste ground, especially on gravel, sand, or chalky soil. This plant prefers disturbed ground.

Mullein is used for many herbal remedies, with an established emollient ( softening and soothing) and astringent (a substance that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood secretions) properties. This plant has been used to make dyes and torches. The leaf makes a lovely toilet paper substitute.

Leaves and flowers are edible. Most people use mullein as a tea. Mullein is anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent(draws together or constricts tissue), demulcent(soothing mucous membranes), emollient(softening and soothing), expectorant(promoting the secretion of phlegm, mucus, or other respiratory matter), anodyne (painkilling) and vulnerary (would healing).

Mullein is commonly used for its respiratory treatment of chest complaints such as; bronchitis, tuberculosis, and asthma. It reduces the formation of mucus and stimulates the explosion of phlegm. It is a specific treatment for bronchitis. It also relieves the cousin’s spasms and wheezing. People improve with long-term use.

This wonderful plant is also known for aiding in earaches and ear infections. An easy recipe is soaking mullein in olive oil for 3-4 weeks, straining, and using that oil right into your ear to treat ear infections or earaches. Do not use mullein for punctured eardrums.

Powered Mullein roots rubbed onto warts help kill the virus in the roots and remove the wart. Rub it in serval times a day until the wart is completely honed and the skin is healed. The juice of the plant can also be used.

For cramping and miles spams, try an internal Mullein Infusion. For muscle spasms, this oil you can also apply right to the affected area.


Do not use mullein if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. In some people, it can cause skin irritations, stomach pain, and breathing difficulties. Net sellers have allergic reactions, so discontinue use if these symptoms occur.

Alyssa Esparza


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