Mullein is famous for treating respiratory ailments, especially dry or phlegm coughs. It’s one of the particular qualities that it can be both astringent and moistening.
Here are 3 facts about mullein you might not have known:
- It can be used to remove rough warts if applied as a poultice.
- The plant’s saponins make a natural detergent that helps the lungs expectorate phlegm by promoting a more productive cough.
- Mullein flowers steeped in olive oil for about three weeks produce an ointment useful for treating frostbite, chapped skin, hemorrhoids, and earache.