Meet mullein: the powerfully packed medicinal plant loaded with anti-bacterial and expectorant properties. It's so helpful with a wide variety of ailments, that you're definitely going to want to keep this one in your remedy toolbox.
The flowers and the leaves have both been shown to significantly remove phlegm and mucous from the lungs and whole body. If you’re someone who suffers any respiratory ailment, mullein may be just the thing to add to your arsenal of remedies. Lung congestion from colds and flu, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, and whooping cough patients can benefit from this wonderful plant.
As with many medicinal remedies, mullein’s power has been known for centuries. As a tuberculosis treatment, its use can be traced back to the 16th century. Some people even believed that if mullein was taken early enough in the illness, then a full recovery could be had.
With strong anti-viral abilities, mullein can be a potent remedy for a variety of viruses including the flu, shingles, herpes, staph infections, and more.
One active component of mullein is an anti-inflammatory compound known as verbascoside, highly effective in easing joint and muscle pain. Prepared as an herbal infusion tea, it is known to help with a variety of digestive issues including diarrhea, constipation, indigestion and more. Some even use it to treat intestinal worms. As a poultice, it can be a soothing and effective treatment for hemorrhoids too.
If you suffer from menstrual cramps, you should know that mullein has anti-spasmodic properties, which is another way of spelling “relief”. Same for migraines: many sufferers swear by mullein to take the edge off. It has natural sedative qualities, making it a great treatment for insomnia and anxiety alike.
Children (and adults) who experience ear infections regularly, take heart: mullein oil is a natural, yet highly effective remedy. Safe, but gets the job done.
Mullein oil can also effectively treat a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. Rashes, burns, blisters, and other wounds are also soothed by this versatile plant oil.
You can find mullein at local apothecaries and health food stores, often in a variety of forms to suit every need. Whether you like the warmth of tea, the strength of extract, the convenience of tinctures and capsules, or soothing oils and creams, mullein is the strong all-around remedy you definitely need in your home.
When it comes to treating our ailments, it’s good to know what natural remedies there are available out there. Often, Mother Nature has already prepared just the thing we need. All we must do is be aware that the options exist, and work in tandem with nature toward healing.
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I don’t often align myself with products but this is one that I just had to share! My name is Michelle Toole and I am the founder of Healthy-Holistic-Living.com.
Some of you may already know, years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I can still recall what it felt like to have my life change overnight…
I went from an Executive Director of a non-profit organization, running marathons, rock climbing, hiking canyons and kayaking to being completely bedridden and staring at a wall for 15 hours a day.
Of course, I went to see many doctors but unfortunately I didn’t find the help I needed. So, I had to set off on my own journey to learn my true path to healing.
I’d pretty much turned-over every rock trying to find relief for my pain, sleep issues and a myriad of other symptoms…
Fast-forward 18 years.
I was determined to climb one of the true wonders of the natural world, Machu Picchu, the mystical home of the Incas in Peru.
It was there, after a grueling day when my feet, knees, legs, and lower back hurt so bad, that I thought I would have to abandon hopes of our next climb which was Rainbow Mountain! That night I pulled out a little spray bottle of “aceite de magnesio” that a friend had given me before I left on my trip.
What the heck, I thought. I was desperate. And I applied it all over my body before bed.
Because of the grueling day, I woke up expecting to be immobilized, but instead we were off to climb Rainbow Mountain and…I was totally pain-free!
I know it sounds impossible, but it’s 1000% the truth.