Botanical Name:

Verbascum thapsus

Common Name(s):

Great Mullein, Common Mullein, Woolly Mullein


Native in Europe, Asia, China and Northern Africa. Cultivated throughout the temperate world.

Parts Used:

Flowers and Leaves

Key Actions:

  • Expectorant
  • Demulcent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Vulnerary

Traditional Uses:

  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Bronchitis
  • Inflamed skin
  • Ear infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Wounds


Generally considered safe.


  • Infusion
  • Herbal oil
  • Tincture

Mullein Leaves

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