Mullein is towering biennial plant with a single stalk up to 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) bearing whorls of leaves and topped with a spike of 5-part yellow flowers. The flowers coat the mouth with a honey-like scent and a sweet taste. The name mullein itself is derived from the Latin word “mollis” which means soft. It has its origins in the Mediterranean, but has been naturalized in North America.
Mullein boasts an illustrious history as a favored herbal remedy and, consequently, has found use in various disorders. Its traditional uses generally have focused on the management of respiratory disorders where it was used to treat asthma, coughs, tuberculosis, and related respiratory problems. However, in its various forms, the plant has been used to treat hemorrhoids, burns, bruises, and gout. Preparations of the plant have been ingested, applied topically, and smoked. The yellow flowers once were used as a source of yellow hair dye. In Appalachia, the plant has been used to treat colds and the boiled root administered for croup. Leaves were applied topically to soften and protect the skin. An oil derived from the flowers has been used to soothe earaches.
Mullein leaf has long been used as an expectorant for treating respiratory congestion because it promotes the ejection of mucus, from the lungs.
I follow Dr. Sebi’s theory of healing which revolves around alkalizing the body and removing excess mucus from the body to reverse disease and promote healthy living. I adopted a plant based diet and followed this nutritional guide to alkalize my body and remove mucus from it.
I haven’t been sick in two years since I started following his methodology, not a headache, the flu, not even a cold. Though mullein leaf has been used to remove mucus from the body, specifically mucus from the lungs, I used mullein leaf to help remove mucus from my small intestine.
The alternative medicine theory is the increasing intake of toxin laden acidic foods and dairy compromises the small intestine and lines it with a harmful mucus layer. The small intestine’s job is to absorb nutrients from food traveling from the stomach into the small intestine, and then passes the nutrients into the bloodstream through its wall.
The consumption of toxic foods and dairy promotes an acidic environment in the body and causes a harmful mucoid lining to develop in the intestine, which makes it difficult for nutrients to pass through its wall and feed the body.
Though my high fiber content of my plant based diet did scrape the intestine and remove food waste, this alone was not efficient in removing the mucoid layer. I had to approach its removal differently and needed to attack it on two fronts.
I used mullein leaf to soften and remove the mucoid layer, but I needed to use it combination with the protein digesting enzymes bromelain & papain to first dissolve proteins stuck in the mucoid layer.
Specific: Small hairs on mullein leaf may cause mechanical irritation in the mouth and throat if not filtered out of extracts prior to consumption.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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Also is known as American mullein, European or orange mullein, candleflower, candlewick, higtaper and lungwort
Source: NaturalLifeEnergy, http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/benefits-of-mullein-leaf-herb-in-clearing-mucus-from-the-body/