Mullein tea is has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including chronic coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis but also helps fight infections.
Certain compounds in mullein leaves and flowers are thought to act as a demulcent, which is a substance that relieves irritation in the body's mucus membranes such as the nose, mouth, and throat. A mullein treatment may also work as an expectorant, which is what a common cough medicine is. Expectorants thin out and loosen phlegm, breaking up congestion.
The tea must be strained as the fine hairs can be irritating on the mucous membrane if swallowed.
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