Actions: Expectorant, emollient, mucolytic, softening, antihistamine, sudorific, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, slightly diuretic, vulnerary, healing, astringent and anti-inflammatory.
History: The «Notre-Dame» candle, as it was called in the past, due to its long yellow flowering stem, has long been associated with rites of popular traditions. The Romans dipped its stem in grease and made candles out of it and called it "Candelaria". At the solstice, the French burned it and kept its ashes to protect themselves from the thunder.
In external use, we make a medicinal oil with its flowers (bactericidal and vulnerary), it has been relieving ear infections for a long time, it is still used today (see our otitis oil).
Uses: Traditionally used in herbal tea as a respiratory tonic, to relieve coughs (expectorant, emollient) and as an astringent (rhinitis, diarrhea). It is used externally as a medicinal oil to relieve ear infections, eczema and hemorrhoids.
- Asthma, Bronchitis, Allergy, Tracheitis, Rhinitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cold, Cough (Expectorant, emollient)
- Mucolytic / Reduces the formation of mucus and promotes its evacuation
- Upper respiratory tract congestion
- Hemorrhoids (seat bath) herbal tea or medicinal oil
- The medicinal oil is bactericidal for ear infections and healing for the skin (eczema)
- As a gargle (herbal tea) for sore throats
Ingredient: Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) organic dried flowers.
Instructions: Herbal tea: Infuse a tablespoon or a few flowers in a cup of hot water; the infusion is made at 85°C to preserve its constituents. Boil the water in the kettle then wait 8 to 10 minutes after the "click" before pouring, covering, infusing 3-5 minutes and filtering. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Optional: add other pectoral or expectorant plants, such as elecampane, horehound or hyssop. Sweeten lightly with stevia, honey or maple syrup (to taste).
For external use: it is made into a medicinal oil with its flowers (bactericidal), it has been relieving ear infections for a long time and still today see our otitis oil.
Medicinal oil is made by macerating dried plants in vegetable oil, often olive. Just cover the flowers with oil. This mixture can be heated at low temperature or heated by the sun for several hours or even several days. After macerating this mixture of flowers and oil, squeeze and strain, add a few drops of lavender essential oils.
This maceration allows the oil to extract the active ingredients (molecules with therapeutic actions) from the plants.
Precautions: No known precaution. We still recommend that you consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications.
ORGANIC HERBAL TEA MULLEIN (Verbascum thapsus) Flowers
- Product Code: 20g Sac zip
- Availability: In Stock