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Mullein Herb to Kill Virus and Fill Your Health Energy

December 15, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Health    Views: 582

A common herb found everywhere can kill the virus and keep you healthy. Many people are not aware of the herb mullein which is very effective for respiratory ailments. Drinking mullein tea is the best way to overcome asthma and other respiratory problems.


Fondly called “Grandmother’s Flannel” for its thick and soft leaves, this yellow wild flower herb mullein grows almost everywhere. Botanically called Verbascum thapsus or V.sinatum, this herbal plant has a long history in the medical world. The leaves and flowers are very effective for treating asthma and respiratory disorders. It is used in America, where it arrived in the recent centuries, as a paralytic fish poison. Mullein has been serving in so many ways over the centuries, from making candlewicks to casting out evil spirits.

Health benefits of mullein

1) Relieves irritated mucus:
The leaves and the flowers of the herb mullein contain a component called mucilage, which helps relieving irritated mucus membranes in a natural way. When the irritation is soothed the inflammation is also relieved.

2) Clears mucus and stops cough:
The soothing qualities of mullein are greatly appreciated. The saponins property in mullein loosens the mucus. When the inflammation is reduced by mullein, the mucus in the respiratory pathway can be coughed up and cleared. This enables free breathing since the mucus in the lungs is thrown out. This is a great relief for the asthmatic patients.

3) Anti-bacterial and viral properties:
Mullein contains antibacterial and antiviral properties which help killing harmful viral and bacterial infections in the body that cause respiratory ailments such as whooping cough, cold, pneumonia and bronchitis.

Various ways of using mullein

1) Tea:
Mullein leaves and flowers can be used for making a tea. The steam from the boiling tea of mullein can be inhaled to reduce blockage and breathe easily.

2) Mullein oil:
Mullein oil can be extracted and can be used as an oil for pains caused by ear infections. One or two drops of mullein oil can be squeezed into ear for reducing the symptoms of ear pain.

3) More powerful with other herbs:
Mullein can be more useful in combination with other herbs of similar qualities. For example, mullein tea can be more effective for asthma and cough, mixed with another herb called Yerba Santa(Eriodictyon californicum).
It can also be used as tea along with another herb called Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) or cherry bark for cold and other respiratory ailments.

More scientific studies are needed on this wonderful herb mullein. However, this wonderful herb is safe to use when used properly and in moderation under the guidance of an herbalist or doctor. Enjoy a cup of warm mullein tea and relieve all your respiratory problems.


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