Ingredients: 100% Sustainably Wildcrafted Mullein Leaf (verbascum thapsus), dried & powdered.
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons (approx 17 g), divided between AM & PM offerings, for every 1,000 lbs of body weight.
What is Mullein?
The mullein wildflower is an herbaceous biennial in the scrophulariaceae plant family. It grows wild throughout the United States, however, it was originally imported from Europe. Surprisingly, mullein thrives in sandy soils, dry gravel and areas where fire once disturbed the soil. The seeds can lie dormant in the ground for decades, and one study even found they may lie dormant for up to one hundred years! The mullein plant can grow quite tall with the center stalk reaching six feet or higher. The leaves are large, up to twenty inches long, and are covered with a fuzzy layer of fine hairs which has resulted in alternative names for this plant such as velvet leaf, flannel flower, woolen blanket & grandmother's flannel.
Mullein has been sought after for medicinal purposes since ancient times, with increased use and popularity rising today. Traditionally, mullein has been trusted for supporting the lungs specifically and can be helpful for inflammatory airway diseases (heaves), respiratory infections, asthma, coughs, colds, pneumonia, hoarseness and more.
As a source of mucilage, mullein leaves act as an emollient, which means they soothe and soften irritated and inflamed tissues, including the respiratory and digestive tracts. Mullein also has antimicrobial properties and can help fight off bad bacteria, viruses and other unwanted pathogens while serving as an expectorant, clearing the lungs!
Nutritionally, mullein offers a range of flavonoids, saponins, tannins, terpenoids, glycosides, proteins, healthy fats and oils. It also offers magnesium, potassium, sulfur and other beneficial phytonutrients.
- Supportive of lung health
- Helpful for a range of respiratory conditions:
- seasonal allergies
- respiratory infections
- inflammatory airway disease (heaves)
- chronic coughs (dry or productive)
- exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (bleeders)
- lung congestion
- Expectorant / Rids mucus
- Emollient / Soothes the respiratory tract
- Antimicrobial, Antibacterial & Antiviral properties
- Helps clear internal & external infections
- Supports the immune system
- Supports a normal inflammatory response
- Astringent / Disinfectant / Cleansing to organs
- Urinary tract tonic
- Supports bladder & kidneys
- Supports joints
Storage: Please store in a cool, dry place.
Warning: While mullein leaves have no serious recorded side effects when used properly, there is a chance they could inhibit the effectiveness of antidiabetic pharmaceutical medications and may intensify the effects of muscle relaxants and lithium. If your horse is on any prescriptions, please discuss use of mullein leaf with your trusted health provider first, or halt use until meds are out of your horse's system. Mullein is also not recommended for nursing or pregnant mares.
Additionally, we never recommend feeding cut and sifted mullein leaves, as the fuzzy little hairs can irritate and inflame respiratory and digestives tracts. We avoid this by feeding mullein in a well-powdered form such as offered above.