28 responses to “Mullein – The Velvet Asthma Soother”

  1. This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..

    -Bill-Bartmann

  2. Hi I am new here. I am sorry if this is the wrong place for this post but I was hoping some one here on http://www.azmacare.com would be able to assist me to choose the right place to buy mullein.

  3. Hi, I am also an asthma victim with recent onset. I am a professional who works everyday and lives with symptoms that never seem to subside. I too read everything that is available on “how to” live with asthma without taking medications.
    In Arizona, mullein is harvested from off-road sites that are considered clean (avoid heavy traffic areas). The younger plants are best for harvesting and one should avoid pulling plants from the ground as the young leaves are the best source for drying and making tinctures. The roots will also produce a new plant in the spring. As mullein does not transplant, the seeds are harvested in the fall and sown in garden areas.
    Growing up in the applachian mountain region, mullein was a household herb used for respiratory problems with both young children and older adults. Typically mullein was taken daily as a tea. Web sites are now available with instructions on making tinctures. Mullein can be burned in a small container and the smoke inhaled for immediate relief during an asthma attack (if mullein works for you). Cody, thanks for the opportunity to let others know that mullein can be safely harvested and used to prevent or lessen the severity of asthma.

  4. Never underestimate your power to change yourself and help yourself heal!

  5. Cody, The new research on tylenol type medications is beginning to take the front stage in asthma research. Go to “science daily” and look at the body of research.

    Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis of 19 clinical studies (total subjects=425,140) that compared the risk of asthma or wheezing with acetaminophen exposure.

    The analysis showed that the pooled odds ratio (odds ratio for all studies combined) for asthma among users of acetaminophen was 1.63. The risk of asthma in children who used acetaminophen in the year prior to asthma diagnosis or in the first year of life was elevated to 1.60 and 1.47, respectively.

    Furthermore, results showed a slight increase in the risk of asthma and wheezing with prenatal use of acetaminophen by mothers. Researchers speculate that acetaminophen’s lack of inhibition of cyclooxygenase, the key enzyme involved in the inflammatory response of asthma, may be one explanation for the potential link between acetaminophen use and asthma.

    What do you think? I have been taking antihistamines (chlortrimeton) for 5 days and have reduced my asthma attachks from 3-4 each day to 1 in the 5 day period. This involved one tablet in the morning and one before bed. Would others like to consider a simple solution and let me know the results? Thanks for the opportunity…

  6. I’ve been using the generic brand for Mucinex with the decongestant and it seems to really help the ball of flem in the middle of the throat from the Asthma. I’ve also been using Breathe Right tea which has Mullein in it. It helps alot. I’m trying to stop using the inhalers.

  7. Hi Cody,
    I live in Chesapeake, VA and have just recently noticed a plant in my yard that is everywhere and that a couple people have told me resembles young mullein. As I say, it is all over both front & back yards, and while the leaves are definitely fuzzy, they are not large, as some sources seem to indicate mullein is. In fact, some of them have a more tapered appearance. Is there some way I could send you photos of the plant in question so you could perhaps help me identify it as mullein (or something else)? Thanks so much for your help!

    Gena

  8. I just started getting Laser acupuncture and taking mullein capsules for my asthma because I am also tired of using Symbicort. I am hoping it can do for me like I have seen it has done for a lot of people and help. I am 38 and was just diagnosed with asthma at 36 and it came on about a month after recovering from a major surgeery. Are the capsusels as effective as the oil or leaves?

  9. Cordyceps mushrooms cured my asthma. ( I use New Chapter brand ) I had been on Symbicort daily for years, to control my asthma, and wanted off it soooo badly. Found out about those mushrooms, started taking only two capsules daily…once in the morn. and once in the later afternoon on an empty stomach, and within 2 days… no need for Symbicort or my rescue inhaler! Been breathing free since! ( Feb. of 2013 is now 4 months! ) Still completely amazed and in shock!

  10. Randy…

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my …

  11. hi im interested in combing dried mullen leaf with dried dutchmans breeches leafs. sence mullen is good for dyerea and dutchmans couses it will the two conter act each outher?

  12. I gathered today & plan to use the mullein leaves for my son’s asthma. He suffers daily and I am not on board with all of these new medications that have bad side effects. I sure hope it helps !

  13. hi Cody,

    How much Mullein Oil do you add to juice?
    Thanks!

  14. Mullein grows wild throughout the US as well. I have found it very prolific in Utah and the west both in the mountains and desert. It is not a hard plant to identify and find in the wild.

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