How to Use Mullein Oil
Traditional Uses of Mullein
Mullein extract has a long history of medical use in Europe and the United States. Traditionally, it was used to treat tuberculosis patients, as well as various other ailments such as colds, sinusitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, TB, toothache, asthma, migraine pain relief and chronic respiratory conditions. It is also known to reduce nasal and respiratory tract irritation and help rid the body of excess bile salts, water and toxins. Additionally, mullein extract can be used to treat bacterial or fungal ear infections and earaches as well as athlete's foot and ringworm. It even helps remove phlegm and catarrh from the body!
Mullein extract has been used for centuries, with the Romans potentially being one of the first civilizations to recognize its potential. They would harvest the long stalks for torches due to its fibrous composition, which would burn slowly and evenly. The lighter weight of the stalks make it an ideal choice for long marches. The Greeks later discovered that parts of the plant could also be used as wicks in lanterns.
Mullein extract has been used in Native American fishing culture for centuries. It is made from a species of wildflower (Verbascum thapsus) and has properties that act as a natural attractant to fish. It can be used either as an additive to bait, or directly added to the water to encourage more fish activity around your line.
History of Mullein
By the late 1800s, mullein had established itself as a viable therapy option for tuberculosis patients across Europe, UK, and the United States. Other historical uses of mullein oil are:
- It is used to treat bacterial or fungal ear infections and earaches
- It is used to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm.
- It is beneficial for treating colds, sinusitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, TB, toothache, and asthma.
- It relieves the pain associated with migraines.
- It alleviates chronic respiratory conditions.
- It reduces nasal and respiratory tract irritation.
- It calms the cough reflex.
- It is a therapy for vaginal, urinary, colon, excretory, and renal infections.
- It rids the body of excess bile, salts, water, and poisons.
- It helps in removing phlegm and catarrh.
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