|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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