While there are several meritorious herbs for addressing respiratory complaints, Mullein has always been a chief component in the custom blends I formulate for my clients who seek to normalize their respiratory function.
I battled with asthma throughout childhood and teenage years. Although the condition improved as I got older, I continued to occasionally experience breathing predicaments during strenuous exercises. It wasn’t until I eliminated dairy—along with animal flesh—from my diet, and started using mullein leaf (in combination with a couple of other herbs) that I was fully healed.
Considering the fact that the central factor responsible for producing asthma is a mucus-forming lifestyles (diet, to be specific), It’s no surprise that the elimination of animal products, coupled with the implementation of expectorant herbs such as mullein, lead me to a complete recovery.
Mullein has a long traditional use. Although it has several different applications, this herb is best known and respected for its effectiveness in the removal of congestion, or thick, acidic mucus/phlegm, from the lower and upper respiratory tracts, and thus, has been traditionally used in many cultures for a variety of lung/respiratory issues, including cough, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, as well as seasonal allergies.