Mullein Leaves

£2.35£3.70

Mullein is listed as having the following properties:

  • Demulcent: – (a substance) relieving inflammation or irritation
  • Emollient: – has the quality of softening or soothing the skin
  • Astringent: – encourages skin cells to contract
  • Expectorant: – promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages
  • Suppressant: – substance which acts to suppress or restrain
  • Antiviral:- kills or prevents the growth of viruses

Traditional Uses:

  • Mullein has traditionally been used for respiratory disorders – asthma, coughs, tuberculosis;
  • The leaves are used to make a bitter tea.
  • The listed antiviral properties have been reported as useful against herpes and influenza (although clinical research is lacking).
  • Two of its common names; Candlewick and Candelaria, come from its traditional use as a means to provide lighting by way of coating the dried stems with animal fat. The hairy coating from the leaves was also collected and used to make lamp wicks before cotton became the more popular choice. 

Our Mullein is:

  • Wildcrafted and sustainably harvested
  • Not heat treated or irradiated & free from GMO’s
  • Product should be infused in boiling water before consumption.
  • A certificate of analysis is available for this product if required.

 

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Description

Latin Name: Verbascum thapsus

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae

Other Names: Common Mullein, Great Mullein, Candlewick, Candelaria, Feltwort, Hare’s Beard, Blanket Mullein, Quaker Rouge, Torches, Our Lady’s Flannel, Velvet Dock, Blanket Herb, Aaron’s Rod, Feltwort, Fluffweed, Old Man’s Flannel & Hag’s Taper.

Description: A tall biennial plant native to Europe and central Asia that can reach a height of up to 2.5 metres. The leaves rise from a basal rosette and are oblong to lanceolate in shape, greeny-grey in colour with covered in fine downy hairs on both sides. The upright stem above the leaf rosette forms a compact spire of flowers. The individual flowers that make up the spike and consist of 5 obovate petals which are yellow in colour and approx. 2.5cm in diameter.

History: Dioscorides in the 1st century A.D. suggested the use of mullein for people suffering from lung complaints, Roman soldiers are said to have used the downy fibres from the leaves as insulation in their shoes to keep their feet warm whilst the Elizabethans believed that carrying the leaves would prevent the carrier from getting epilepsy, a practice that John Gerard scorned, ascribing the plant with a more sensible use for relieving coughs.

Allergens: Nuts, gluten, celery, milk/dairy and mustard are handled on the site where this product is processed. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the product supplied.

Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Celtic Earth Spirit advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product.

Additional information

Weight 0.080 kg
Weight

25g, 50g

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