Winter is coming and you might get dry, bronchial coughs, chest congestion and ear infections, if not already. To treat them naturally, Dr. Andrew Weil recommends mullein. He explains that flowers and leaves of the mullein plant are safe and effective in addressing many seasonal respiratory problems.
Products are available as tinctures, oils, powders, lozenges, capsules, extracts and even in whole leaf form – select reliable brands that are 100 percent pure mullein.
For congestion and dry cough, try a dropperful of tincture in a little warm water every four hours.
Mullein is safe for adults, but do not give mullein to young children for coughs. For adult ear infections, try a few drops of mullein oil, slightly warmed, directly in the ear – this is safe for children’s ear infections as well. As with any supplement, pregnant women should discuss mullein with their doctor before use.
Source: Andrew Weil, M.D.