MULLEIN Overview Information
Mullein is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine.
Mullein is used for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat. Other uses include asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. It is also used as a sedative and as a diuretic to increase urine output.
Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis). The leaves are used topically to soften and protect the skin.
In manufacturing, mullein is used as a flavoring ingredient in alcoholic beverages.
How does it work?
- Use on the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and other uses.
- Use by mouth for earaches, colds, flu, asthma, diarrhea, migraines, gout, tuberculosis, croup, cough, sore throat, inflammation of the airways (bronchitis), and other conditions.
MULLEIN Side Effects & Safety
The appropriate dose of mullein depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mullein. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.