Mullein leaf tea is certainly a refreshing and tasty herbal brew, but like many of its herb cousins, a pleasing flavor is merely one of mullein’s good points.
This tea also offers a variety of important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2 and B3, and minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.
Mullein is used for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat. Other uses include asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. It is also used as a sedative and as a diuretic to increase urine output.
Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis). The leaves are used topically to soften and protect the skin.
These statements are available in many herbal books, both old and new, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Furthermore, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. When in doubt consult your healthcare provider.