Mullein Leaf Organic ( Verbascum thapsus )
The soothing mucilage of mullein coat sore throats and make coughing more productive.
It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. Not only does it loosen mucus and expel it out of the body but it also calms spasms, is a natural painkiller and helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system.*
Mullein leaf has been used to... help quit smoking, the relief of asthma and sooth the pain of gout.*
Verbascum thapsus is known by a variety of names. European reference books call it "Great mullein. In North America, "Common mullein" is used while western United States residents commonly refer to mullein as "Cowboy Toilet Paper".
In the 19th century it had well over 40 different common names in English alone. Some of the more whimsical ones included "Hig candlewick", "Bullicks lungwort", "Adams-rod", "Hare's-beard" and "Ice-leaf". Vernacular names include innumerable references to the plant's hairiness: "Woolly", "Velvet" or "Blanket Mullein", "Beggar's", "Moses'", "Poor Man's", "Our Lady's" or "Old Man's Blanket", and "Feltwort", and so on ("Flannel" is another common generic name).
In the midwestern United States, including Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, Mullein is commonly known as Cowboy Toilet Paper. Some names refer to the plant's size and shape: "Shepherd's Club" or "Staff", "Aaron's Rod" (a name it shares with a number of other plants with tall, yellow inflorescences), and a plethora of other "X's Staff" and "X's Rod". The name "Velvet" or "Mullein Dock" is also recorded, where "dock" is a British name applied to any broad-leaved plant. It is sometimes misspelled as Mullien.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.