Mullein for cough.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Mullein for breathing problems
From: (Loren)
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 96 03:59:51 GMT

>I am collecting information on the use of mullein (all varieties) for asthma, and for breathing difficulties in general. I am especially interested in receiving case histories or stories concerning the use of mullein in this regard. Thank you.

I am not an herbalist, but I have used mullein (the tenacious weed variety that grows on roadbanks) on occasion to relieve chest coughs, by smoking and inhaling the dry leaves. It works quite quickly and effectively, though the taste leaves something to be desired. Its a folk remedy from northern Appalachia, and probably lots of other places.