The health benefits of Mullein Essential Oil are varied such as properties like an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, relaxant, and tranquilizing substance.
Common Mullein or Verbascum Thapsus and Wavy Leaf Mullein or Verbascum Sinuatum, as they are botanically referred to, as both are used to extract the essential oil. The former one is more preferred for extracting oil. The Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves as well as flowers.
Mullein is indeed distributed all over Europe, South and Central America, and the temperate zones of Asia. The essential oil does contain coumarin, rotenone, and tannin, triterpene saponins like verbascosaponin, mucilage, aucubin, catalog, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. For very long time ago, Mullein was rather famously known as Candlewick, as it was used to make candle wicks.
Later on, its medicinal uses did come into prominence.
The analgesic property of this oil has no doubt a numbing effect on the nerves. It does not allow any sense of pain and also carries the sensation to the brain and thereby giving much relief from pains, such as those of a toothache, headache, cold, sinusitis, and others. It does not have adverse side effects on one’s body such as general analgesic pills do.
The Essential Oil of Mullein is anti-inflammatory. It can also effectively cure any sort of nasal or respiratory tracts inflammation that does result from the common cold or inflammation in the digestive system which is caused by overeating of spicy food, alcoholic drinks, inflammation of one’s circulatory system caused by any toxic substance getting into the bloodstream, or even inflammations which are caused by others reason such as fever or infection. This oil can indeed cure any sort of inflammation.
The antiseptic property does protect wounds from infections which may cause septic and tetanus. This, it does by eliminating microbial growth in the affected place and also by activating the white blood cells and platelets in the given region, so that microbes, even if they succeed to get through the wounds.
This oil is indeed efficient in curing both internal and external infections. Internally, it does cure infections in one’s genitals and the urinary tracts, colon, excretory system, and the kidneys. Externally, it also fights infections on one’s skin, in the ear, nose, and other parts of one’s body.
The Mullein Essential Oil does increase urination both by frequency and by quantity. It helps to drain out the toxins such as uric acid as well as extra salts, water, and bile deposited in one’s body. Urination also does help to reduce one’s weight, which has been caused by the removal of water and fat through urine. It also does help to reduce blood pressure, enhances appetite, promotes digestion and does prevent the formation of gases in the intestines. Urination also does clear the deposits in the kidneys, thus keeping them clean.
This oil has indeed remarkable expectorant properties. It does loosen coughs or phlegm that gets deposited in one’s lungs and respiratory tracts and also gives relief from a cough, heaviness in the chest, breathing troubles, asthma, bronchitis, congestion as well as other respiratory disorders. It does not only clear depositions of phlegm or catarrh but also helps in soothing the mucous membrane.
This Essential Oil of Mullein is also indeed capable of reducing fever by fighting the infections that do cause the fever. The diuretic properties of this oil also contribute to this effect, since the removal of various toxins and wastes from the body thus speeding up recovery from infections.
Mullein Essential Oil no doubt contains relaxing effects on the muscles, nerves, brain, and all other systems, thus providing much relief from muscular cramps, nervous afflictions, and disturbances, nervous disorders, stress, anxiety, anger, depressions etc. This also does help reduce one’s blood pressure and also reduces the chances of heart attack.
The patients of chronic insomnia or stress-related acute insomnia can certainly benefit from this property of Mullein Essential Oil. It can also give them their most desired thing, which is a night of sound sleep.
10. Other Benefits
The oil is used to treat all of the ailments of the respiratory system, such as congestion, coughs, whooping cough, bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, tracheitis, and asthma, as well as infectious diseases like influenza, tuberculosis as well as urinary tract infections. It is also used to treat chilblains and hemorrhoids.