Can be put into capsules or infused as an herbal extract. For cosmetic use can be infused in oils for use in soaps, salves, massage oils, ointments & liniments. For aromatic use can include in incense blends.
Has a special affinity (attraction) for the respiratory organs and is a valuable remedy for all pulmonary
Mullein is an expectorant, which means it helps the body expel excess mucus, usually by helping make your coughs more productive, to bring up mucus that may be settling in the chest or in the throat. It is also a demulcent. Studies show that demulcents create a soothing anti-inflammatory coating over mucous membranes
Uses ranging from 'nature's toilet paper' to an effective apotropaic (fancy word meaning that which wards off evil spirits)
Used extensively in folk medicine. Its magical qualities were numerous, going beyond warding off evil but also was thought to instill courage and health, provide protection, and to attract love.
Believed that wearing mullein would ensure fertility and also keep potentially dangerous animals at bay while trekking along in the wilderness.
The root was made into a necklace for teething infants by the Abnaki tribe, the Cherokee applied the leaves as a poultice for cuts and swollen glands, and other tribes rubbed the leaves on the body during ritual sweat bathes.
Additionally, the flowers were used internally as teas and topically as poultices.
The Navajos smoked mullein, referring to it as "big tobacco" and the Amish were known to partake as well.