A mullein smoke blend can be one of the most effective ways to ease congestion and relieve mucus buildup in the lungs. This versatile herb is known to soothe coughing, relieve sore throat, clear lungs and relieve bronchitis. It is an ancient herbal remedy that has been used in many cultures. Mullein is also said to help with pain and anxiety.
Mullein (Verascum thapsus) is an annual plant with large leaves and tall stalks of yellow flowers that can grow to more than 6 feet tall. It is very common and can often be found growing along railroad tracks or in disturbed areas. Mullein has been around for thousands of years and is considered a lung-friendly herb because of its expectorant properties. It has been used for asthma, bronchitis, coughing and ear infections. Mullein is an excellent tincture or a soothing tea, and there are a number of products available that contain this herb like vaporizers, tinctures, drops and supplements.
The best way to use mullein is to smoke it with cannabis because it does not add any terpenes to the cannabis and it is completely safe for smokers. It is also a great addition to other herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties and calming effects. It can add a nice "body" to herbal smoking blends, especially if the other herbs are root or barks that can be more astringent.
To prepare mullein, gently rub it between your hands to fluff it up and get rid of any dead leaves or stems. Then, simply mix it with the other herbs you want to use for your herbal smoking blend.