A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Mullein, White Mullein, Great Mullein, Common Mullein, Graveyard Dust, Wooly Mullein, Torch Weed, Aaron's Rod, Blanket-Leaf, Candlewick Plant, Candlewort, Flannelflower, Feltwort, Hedgetaper, Jacob's Staff, Shepherd's Club, Velvet Plant, Our Lady's Flannel, Verbascum Thapsus, Verbascum densiflorum
Traditional Usages: Scorpion Stings, Eye Complaints, Toothache, Tonsillitis, Coughs, Whooping Cough, Congestion, Tracheitis and Bronchitis, Tonic for Tuberculosis, Gargle for Sore Throats, Oil used for Hemorrhoids and Ear Infections, Heal Ulcers, Control Diarrhea, Mild Sedative, Asthma, Emphysema, Hay Fever, Bed-Wetting, Increases Weight, Restores Vitality, Cramps, Convulsions, Burns, Insect Bites, Bleeding Bowels, Catarrh, Colic, Inflammation of the Urinary System, Poultice for Boils and Sores, Gout, Frostbite, Anemia,
Resources: Europe, Asia, North America, Ireland, Britain
Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves, Roots, Dried Petals
Administration Method: Ground herb for teas.
Herb Action: astringent, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, expectorant, heals wounds, mild diuretic, sedative.

Mullein – Herbal remedy for Hearing Loss: Oil from the leaves of the mullein plant is commonly used as ear drops. It soothes inflammation and fights ear infections. Mullein can be used in combination with St. John's wort and garlic to treat ear infections. Mullein essential oil can be prepared at home. The source plant is abundantly found in North America, Asia and Europe. Flowers (fresh or dried) are commonly used for making homemade mullein oil. The oil is prepared by infusion method.  Add fresh or dried blooms in a clean jar. Fill the jar with olive oil and stir to remove air bubbles (if any). Tighten the jar lid, and place it in a warm place, preferably in the sun or near the window. Shake every day and after about 2 weeks, strain the oil. Keep it in a clean container for use in your ear. Add a  paste made from grinding two fresh cloves of garlic and the juice obtained from grinding one tablespoon of fresh St John’s wort to the mullein oil. If only dried St John’s wort is available warm one tablespoon of olive oil and add one teaspoon of dried herbs. Let it stand for 10-minutes, strain and add to mullein oil.

Mullein - Herbal remedy for Mumps: Infuse some mullein leaves in boiling water.  Soak a face cloth in infusion and apply on affected area.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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