Mullein is one of the most commonly noticeable wild foraged herbs. The medicinal uses of mullein (Verbascum thapsus) are vast when it comes to respiratory and lung health. It even has antiviral and antibacterial properties. There are over 200 species of mullein, but common mullein is most often used for smoking mullein, mullein tea, and mullein tinctures.
Common Names: common mullein, Candlewick Plant, Torches, Our Lady’s Flannel, Shepherd’s Staff, lady foxglove, Beggar’s Stalk
Effects of Smoking Mullein
Although mullein was not considered as causing a “high”, smoking Mullein may nevertheless assist in reducing addiction to and damage from tobacco.
Mullein: What Else Should You Know?
Smoking Mullein may assist in calming cough and other lung-related issues.
It is possible to add Mullein to herbal mix for weed, it enables a smoker to reduce the consumption of tobacco and cannabis, until cessation.
The herb helps to alleviate pain and, in facilitating more relaxed sleep, has a calming influence on coughing, muscle spasms, and seizures.
Mullein also frees up mucus and is beneficial in the treatment of health problems. Its preparation may cause skin irritation.
Mullein has a lot of body and burns well, but has no relaxing effect. This is good if you’re just looking for an every day kind of smoke. Mullein also cleanses the lungs and brings up congestion, so if you are quitting smoking or have quit already, Mullein is a good lung restorative.
*TIP: Make sure the mullein isn’t too dry, because this causes the smoke to be more harsh. You can always remist lightly with a little bit of water. Also, rub the mullein between your fingertips to fluff it up.*