The Health Benefits of Mullein Oil
Mullein (Verbascum densiflorum) is a fuzzy-leafed, yellow-flowered plant used primarily for fighting coughs and relieving congestion, native to Europe and Asia and is naturalized to North America. Its healing properties are found in its roots, leaves, and flowers, and it has been effective in treating a variety of health conditions, especially respiratory disorders. The Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves and flowers and has a delightfully unique scent, with an airy, fresh aroma. It contains analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, relaxant, and tranquilizing therapeutic properties.
The Essential Oil of Mullein is anti inflammatory in nature. It can effectively cure any type of nasal or respiratory tracts inflammation that may result from the common cold or inflammation in the digestive system caused by overeating of spicy food, alcoholic drinks, inflammation of the circulatory system caused by any toxic substance getting into the blood stream, or inflammations caused by any other reason such as fever or infection. This oil can cure any type of inflammation.
This Essential Oil of Mullein is also capable of reducing fever by fighting the infections that cause the fever. The diuretic properties of this oil also contribute to this effect, since removal of toxins and wastes from the body speeds up recovery from infections. This oil can be applied with a Q-tip and allowed to work its magic. Mullein oil is often combined with infused Garlic oil (which is antibacterial and antiviral), and there are few remedies as effective for ear infections. Also makes great topical oil for skin conditions, including sores and boils.
Mullein oil has excellent expectorant properties. It loosens cough or phlegm deposited in the lungs and respiratory tracts, providing relief from cough, bronchitis, congestion and other breathing problems. It not only clears deposits of phlegm or catarrh, but also soothes the mucus membrane. It is excellent for treating dandruff and irritated scalp. Massage the scalp with mullein oil and leave it overnight. Repeat this procedure every week to cure dandruff and flaky scalp.
Mullein oil causes no side effects. If you notice any skin irritation or negative reaction, stop using it immediately.