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MULLEIN
Verbascum thapsus

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Cough, wooping cough, diseases of the lung and stomach, infections of the respiratory tract, asthma, laryngitis, hoarseness, bronchitis, fever ...

Description

Composition :
100% Verbascum thapsus flos & fol. - 220 mg

Part used :
Flowers

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), aka Common Mullein, Beggar’s Blanket, Bullick’s Lungwort, Cowboy Toilet Paper, Aaron’s Rod and under many other whimsical names, is a plant in the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia, but today also found in the Americas and Australia. It is a hairy, biennial plant that can grow to 2 meters (6ft) tall. Its small yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem which bolts from a large rosette of leaves; the leaves are large, up to 50 cm (1/2 ft) long.

It is widely used for herbal remedies with emollient and astringent properties. It is known to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, expectorant, and analgesic properties. It is especially recommended for coughs and related problems, but also used in topical applications against a variety of skin problems. The flowers, marinated in olive oil, are sometimes used to treat ear aches, hemorrhoids and open wounds

Bio-active ingredients include saponins, flavon glycoside, mucilage, essential oils, pectin, rutin, crocetin and a number of mineral salts, among other.

History: Hippocrates (5th century B.C.) used the mucilage of Mullein as a poultice for open wounds.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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