Mullein is a common herb used in herbal medicine. It is used to soothe lungs and reduce coughing. It is also an expectorant, meaning it thins out phlegm and makes it easier to cough up. It is a great herb for people who have lung imbalances, smoker’s cough, asthma, and other respiratory problems. It is an effective treatment for respiratory flu and colds, as well as for helping to quit smoking tobacco.
The leaf, flower and root are all useful for treating pulmonary conditions, with a litany of folk medicinal uses including soothing lungs, relieving congestion, healing skin, alleviating itching and reducing inflammation. It is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, emollient and expectorant.
It is commonly used for lung health, such as when smoked to relieve congestion and coughing associated with asthma. It is thought that mullein suppresses the cough in asthma, while at the same time opening up constricted airways to ease breathing and acting as an expectorant to mobilize accumulated phlegm so it can be expelled from the lungs.
For those who prefer to smoke herbal medicine, mullein is very easy to add to a cannabis blend. It has almost no flavor and a light smoke, so it will not overpower the terpenes in your cannabis. It is also very safe and non-psychoactive to use, so you can feel confident adding mullein to your herbal smoking mixtures. It can be used with any type of cannabis, but it is especially suited for use with CBD strains.