Botanical Name: Verbascum olympicum.
Part Used: Fresh leaf.
About Mullein Tincture: Hundreds of tiny yellow flowers line the stalks of our Greek Mullein plants and always look absolutely brilliant against the blue sky. The leaves of this beautiful and striking plant are soft and fuzzy to the touch and slightly crimped. Our Mullein Tincture utilizes fresh leaves from dozens of first year Greek Mullein plants that grow throughout our Biodynamic® gardens. Mullein Leaves are wonderful for the mucosa of the respiratory tract, supporting minor and occasional coughs and dryness. They encourage healthy, open lungs and sinuses that are free of lingering or stuck mucus. Mullein can be a support around heartbreak, emotional difficulty, grief, and low confidence. In Deb Soule's book, The Healing Garden, she writes: "Standing near a tall Mullein flower stalk, or even touching the stalk with one's back, gives energy (to folks) who are unable to stand tall and confident within themselves. Mullein's magnificent flower stalk radiates a gentle but strong healing light."
Garden Notes: In the back corner of our Biodynamic gardens, near our beehives, lies a magnificent Greek Mullein patch that reseeds itself annually. These six to seven foot tall torches, covered with hundreds of yellow flowers, serve as a Mecca to the bustling bee population. Our gardeners are found in the early morning hours of July, singing and collecting many pounds of the delicate Mullein flowers and the soft leaves of the first year plants. These leaves are immediately tinctured in organic alcohol and the flowers are infused in organic olive oil (see our Ear Oil Drops) and in organic vegetable glycerin and alcohol for blending into Bronchial Support.
Taste / Energetics: slightly salty, slightly sweet, mildly bitter, cooling, moistening, moving, soothing.
When to reach for it: When needing support for occasional dry, stuck, or constricted respiratory function of the upper or lower tract; especially useful during environmental challenges such as hot and drying fires and smoke. For winter support and during times of grief, especially paired with Broken Heart Remedy and/or Rose Petal Elixir.
Ingredients: Fresh Mullein (Verbascum olympicum) leaf†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol^.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: None.