Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus)
Mullein has been used for the treatment of numerous inflammatory disorders, diarrhea, asthma, coughs, and other lung-related problems since ancient times, making it one of the top herbs for healing. Dioscorides, an ancient Greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist, advised the plant for respiratory problems.
The herb can be consumed, administered topically, or smoked. It relieves symptoms such as sore throat, cough, colds, hoarseness, and bronchitis. Some people also take it to treat digestive issues like diarrhea, and joint pain, as well as to combat influenza and herpes viruses. The leaves have also been used topically to soothe and protect the skin while treating bruises, burns, hemorrhoids, and gout.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!