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Mullein Leaf (Verbascum densiflorum)

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME:Standard: Mullein Leaf Also known as; aaron’s rod LATIN NAME:Verbascum thapsus Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae PART(S) USED:Leaves. OVERVIEW:Mullein, a very gentle herb, has been used traditionally as both a tea and smoked to treat the upper respiratory system and exert a mild sedative action upon the lungs. Mullein flower oil has been used to soothe earaches, and the leaves have been used for a variety of purposes, including insulating layers inside clothing. Mullein root was made into a necklace for teething infants by the Abnaki tribe, the Cherokee applied the leaves as a poultice for cuts and swollen glands, and other tribes rubbed the leaves on the body during ritual sweat bathes. Additionally, the flowers were used internally as teas and topically as poultices. The Navajos smoked mullein, referring to it as "big Tobacco", and the Amish were known to partake as well. PREPARATIONS:Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. Leaves can be made into a tea. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Small hairs on mullein leaf may cause mechanical irritation in the mouth and throat if not filtered prior to consumption. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Reference Health Canada:http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredsReq.do?srchRchTxt=mullein&srchRchRole=-1&mthd=Search&lang=eng