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Mullein
Technical Name: (Verbascum thapsus) Flowers and leaves of the mullein plant
Used for: Relieves dry, bronchial coughs, helps with chest congestion and ear infections
Available In: Tincture, oil, powder, lozenges, capsule, leaf form, extract
Herb Drug: None known
Interaction: Mullein seeds are toxic, and while there have been no reported problems with mullein preparations, pregnant women should use any herbal product with caution.
When Buying: Select products of pure 100% mullein.
Dosage and Warning: For congestion and dry cough, a dropperful of tincture in a little warm water every four hours; for ear infections, a few drops of mullein oil, slightly warmed, directly in the ear.
Child Dosage: Do not give mullein to young children for coughs; use a few drops of oil in the ear for ear infections.


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