Mullein has always been one of those medicinal plants on the basis of which the beautiful recipes from a variety of ailments were prepared. It helps to overcome many problems in the work of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract.

Mullein: photos and tips for collecting and storing

Mullein common is a herbaceous biennial plant belonging to the family of Noricornia. In height it reaches sometimes one and a half meters. However, some particularly large representatives of this species of flora can grow up to three meters in height. It has a straight stalk plant, as well as large and broad leaves.

Prefering sandy soil, the plant is found in a variety of places. It can be road sides, meadows, forest plantations, and slopes.

If we talk about curative benefits, then for this, flowers, tops and leaves of the plant are applied. Of course, sometimes you can hear about the use of the root, but it's more a rarity than a rule.

Collect flowers only in sunny weather. The optimal time of day is later in the morning. In this case, it is necessary to take flowers, separating them from cups. When you have collected the mullein, it should be dried. To do this, we spread a thin layer in a plant in the shade or in a dryer, where it is possible to provide a low temperature. It should not exceed forty degrees in any case. As for the leaves and the top, the optimal place for drying is under a canopy.

When we dried mullein, must be properly Packed in containers for storage. For flowers it should be closed. Then your assistant will be cans, and glass. As for the tops and stalks, then need paper bags. This type of storage will help to avoid volatilization of the essential component. Store the mullein can be up to two years.

The action of the mullein on the body

It is worth noting that the mullein is recognized and loved by many experts in the field of traditional medicine due to its multifaceted effects. It is:

  • expectorant
  • emollient
  • styptic
  • painkillers;
  • astringent
  • anticonvulsant.

Folk recipes

Its flowers are part of a variety of breast teas - beverages used to treat illnesses that affect the airways and lungs.

In addition, the mullein is not in vain considered an excellent tool that helps in the treatment of hemorrhoids. To this end, you need to fill a glass of boiling water with one tablespoon of flowers, insisting the resulting mixture of half an hour. This drink is hot, and in the days of its application there should be a strict adherence to the vegetable diet. In this case, the bleeding will begin to stop for about three days, and even after a certain time, the hemorrhoids will begin to dissolve, passing completely.

As for the sedative function, it is also inherent in the mullein. Therefore, it is advised to drink specialists for headache, seizures and epilepsy. During a sore throat rinse with a warm infusion.

It is important to understand the fact that mullein is used in different forms. Powder made from dried flowers, is perfect for you with cracked nipples if you are feeding a baby. Mullein scepter-shaped will be a great remedy for arthritis, gout, joint diseases, rheumatism, inflammation of the facial nerve. In this case, you need gadgets. Can you come in here rubbing in oil or alcohol.

Lotion from the decoction is a remedy for the treatment of ulcers, as well as cracks between the fingers, purulent wounds. In addition, a miracle plant can be useful for burns. In this case, the powder or oil infusion will have a soothing effect.

But if we talk about the infusion of leaves and flowers from dermatological problems, then this is an excellent option for:

Another excellent "bonus" of the mullein can be considered that at the moment there are no contraindications to its use. Such can be unless individual intolerance.