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Mullein Flowers Dried - 50 g - Herbal Collection

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Mullein Flowers Dried - 50 g - Herbal Collection

Verbascum thapsus





mullein tea works by reducing inflammation, thereby helping relax the muscles in your respiratory tract (5, 6 ).

The flowers and leaves of the plant are also used to treat other respiratory ailments, such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and pneumonia


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/mullein


Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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plant name


White broth, Molène , Cierge de Notre-Dame , Herbe de Saint Fiacre , Wolf's ear , common mullein (English)


International Latin denomination


Verbascum thapsus L. = Verbascum schraderi Mey. = Verbascum thapsiforme Schrad. = Verbascum phlomoides L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Sturdy plant with stiff stem, more or less winged, up to 2 m, with thick cottony coating
  • Large oval crenate leaves, the cauline leaves sessile, more or less decurrent, the lower ones long petiolate, in a rosette
  • Inflorescences in +/- dense clusters, sometimes 1 m long, flowers with a rotaceous corolla, with 5 unequal pale yellow +/- petals
  • Common in waste places in much of Europe


History and tradition



Parts used


  • Flower (leaf, root)


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Emollient, expectorant (the flower is part of the pectoral species)
  • Softener, sudorific
  • Anti-inflammatory [3]
  • Antibacterial [4]
  • The seed is fish poisonous
  • Could be a substitute for Harpagophytum by its iridoids ( harpagoside and harpagide in lesser quantity)


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD [5]
  • Homeopathic indications: [6]
    • Neuralgia of the face at a fixed time
    • Laryngitis with barking “trumpet” cough


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


  • Part of the pectoral species


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • Be careful to filter the leaves well to avoid the irritating effect of the hairs in the herbal teas


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Warashina T, Miyase T, Ueno A. Phenylethanoid and lignan glycosides from Verbascum thapsus. Phytochemistry. 1992 Mar;31(3):961-5. PMID 1373629
  2. Aller↑ Raj Mehrotra, B. Ahmed, RA Vishwakarma, RS Thakur. Verbacoside: A New Luteolin Glycoside from Verbascum thapsus. J.Nat. Prod., 1989, 52 (3), pp 640–643
  3. Aller↑ Turker AU, Gurel E. Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.): recent advances in research. Phytother Res. 2005 Sep;19(9):733-9. PMID 16222647
  4. Aller↑ Turker AU, Camper ND. Biological activity of common mullein, a medicinal plant. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Oct;82(2-3):117-25. PMID 12241986
  5. Aller↑ Rodriguez-Fragoso, L., Reyes-Esparza, J., Burchiel, SW, Herrera-Ruiz, D., & Torres, E. (2008). Risks and benefits of commonly used herbal medicines in Mexico. Toxicology and applied pharmacology, 227(1), 125–135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2007.10.005 PMID 18037151
  6. Aller↑ Guermonprez, Pinkas, Torck. Homeopathic Materia Medica. Ed. Doin. Paris. 1985, Boiron reissue. 1997.
  • MA Khuroo, MA Qureshi, TK Razdan, P. Nichols. Sterones, iridoids and a sesquiterpene from Verbascum thapsus. Phytochemistry, Volume 27, Issue 11, 1988, Pages 3541–3544
  • Hidayat Hussain, Shahid Aziz, Ghulam Abbas Miana, Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Saeed Anwar, Ishtiaq Ahmed. Minor chemical constituents of Verbascum thapsus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 37 (2009) 124–126 [1]


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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