Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus and Verbascum densiflorum
Components: With silver-toned green leaves and vibrant yellow flowers, mullein has been used medicinally for thousands of years, mainly to treat respiratory ailments. Mullein is the name for over three hundred species of the genus Verbascum.
Overview: Traditionally, mullein has been used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases, digestive disturbances, and many lung-related ailments such as asthma and bronchitis. The leaves contain powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to rid the body of mucus and soothe inflamed areas such as the throat.
Uses: The dried leaves may be prepared as a tea or tincture.