Mullein has been used medicinally since ancient times, and its use and popularity only seem to be increasing as time goes on. The leaves, flowers and roots of the mullein plant are used medicinally for the treatment of various inflammatory diseases, diarrhea, asthma, coughs and other lung-related ailments.
An oil made from the flowers of the mullein plant is very commonly used to treat the pain and inflammation associated with earaches for children and adults alike. Mullein might even be able to fight influenza, herpes viruses and some bacteria that cause respiratory infections.
Traditional use of mullein in its various forms includes the treatment of bruises, burns, hemorrhoids and gout. Preparations of mullein can be ingested, applied topically and even smoked. In the Appalachia region of the United States, the plant has historically been used to treat colds and upper airway infections. Additionally, mullein leaves have been applied topically to soften and protect the skin.
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- EAR INFECTIONS
- SKIN ERUPTIONS