Correction: It is a 3-Qt saucepan with a pour spout just like this one. The best streamer I ever used.
Mullein Leaf for Bronchitis and Lung Issues
I recently visited Florida for a vacation. Every time I'm there I visit a local herbalist and her shop “Merlin's” to bounce ideas off of her and her vast knowledge and years of experience.
The subject we were talking about was phlegmy/mucus cough. She suggested Mullein Leaf. Drank as a tea, tincture or steam inhalant.
The ancient Greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist Dioscorides, recommended the herb for lung diseases of the lung. Mullein is quite beneficial for people afflicted with asthma and bronchitis. Helps to maintain a healthy respiratory system. The fresh leaves boiled in milk and consumed daily is a traditional Irish folk remedy for tuberculosis. You can drink the tea, or can even inhale the vapor of the plant leaves in hot water. It can also be beneficial when you are suffering from nasal congestion. Native Indians even use the dried leaves of the herb to make herbal cigarettes.
My GF has had a phlegmy/mucus cough for about a month now and it sounds like it's getting worse. I had mullein tincture with me (yea, I carry weird stuff with me to the beach) so when we got back to the beach house, I went thru the kitchen cabinets looking for a pot to make an improvised steaming pot out of. I found a Faberware 1-Qt saucepan with a pouring lip on the edge with a lid (BTW this pot makes the best steamer I ever used).
So I poured 10oz of water into pot, put the lid on and waited til the water started boiling. The steam came shooting out of the lip. I then put 2 dropperful of mullein tincture into the boiling water and quickly placed the lid back on the pot. I had my GF inhale the steam for 5 minutes. Take a break of a minute and restart inhaling for another 5 minutes.
About one hour later, my GF stated her lungs felt open, could breathe better, and not really coughing as before. She did notice she felt dried up.
So, based on this experiment I would say steaming mullein tincture is a direct route to the lungs with fast results.
Hi everybody. I have chronic bronchitis for 3 years. Decided I had to stop with inhalers (bad side effects) and test natural options. What has helped me the most is mullein leaf herb. I take 3 (500 mg) capsules per day (1 with each meal). The herb shop lady told me to try it and very glad I did. Highly recommend for mucus conditions in lungs.