Mullein transpires from the snapdragon family, Scrophulariaceae. It can be spotted from afar due to its towering flowering stalk with golden-yellow flower head like a cherry on the top. The name mullein is derived from the infamous Latin word mollis that refers to something soft. It has got this relatable name due to its soft stem and leaves.
This handsome plant is marked by the flat and open flowers with tremendously large and long leaves. Due to its exceptionally peculiar-looking flower stalks and leaves, the plant is highly prized for ornamental purposes.
Around 2000 years ago, Dioscorides has documented it a lung-friendly entity. Anciently, mullein leaves and flowers served as a chief dye for imparting color to the fabrics and hair. Traditionally, it was used to treat pulmonary and respiratory tract ailments.
Contemporarily, with researchers’ blood and sweat, some phenomenal medicinal uses have emerged. It does a stellar job at treating diarrhea, migraine, inflammatory conditions, tuberculosis, cough, gastrointestinal bleeding, colic, earache, bronchitis, pneumonia, gout, joint pain, and so forth.
Mullein is brimmed with physiological compounds like verbascose, verbascosides, verbasterol, rotenone, and coumarins which make it shine like a hero in the world of herbalism.