Respiratory problems and for stimulating the cough reflex, bronchitis, asthma, and croup, and it is a great herb to have around for cold and flu season and seasonal allergies. It has a mild sedative effect and is said to promote sleep and to soothe the nerves. Considered an antispasmodic, it helps to relieve stomach cramps, and as an astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic, it may be effective for urinary tract infection, as well as a fine mouthwash for a sore throat. Mullein extract can be added to a carrier oil, such as olive oil or sweet almond oil, and placed in the ears to soothe earaches and has been used to help heal ear infections, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, croup and other breathing difficulties, expectorant, to stimulate the cough reflex, sinus congestion, mildly sedative and is said to soothe the nerves and promote sleep. Ease breathing in the summer months when the ozone levels are high.
Boost the immune system and protect against disease and infection. If you have a toothache, the extract of Mullein may help to relieve the pain. It has also been found to be useful in treating mouth sores and as a gargle for a sore throat.
Due to its slightly narcotic properties, though non-addictive, it is one of nature's best painkillers. It is said to relieve the pain of headaches and migraines quite effectively. Mullein shows strong overall anti-inflammatory activity and has been considered to be effective in treating swellings, especially when lymph nodes in the throat, neck, arms, and groin swell or are congested. It has a reputation for cleansing the lymphatic system generally, and it is also frequently used to relieve swollen joints and muscle pain.
Contraindications: Pregnant or nursing women should not use Mullein, and people with a history of cancer should consult their physicians before taking this product. No serious side effects have been recorded for Mullein leaf. However, taking it in excess can result in stomach upset.
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