leaf is a highly regarded, safe lung tonic of particular use for respiratory
ailments, such as asthma, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, and dry coughs.
The leaves have an expectorant and soothing effect on the mucous membranes
of the respiratory tract. Mullein is one herb recommended for children
and adults to add to nearly all respiratory formulas. It can be considered
to have a general tonic effect on the lungs. It is pleasant-tasting
and not harsh, so the herb can be used as desired. The oil, made by
infusing mullein flowers in olive oil, is beneficial for earache and
inflammation. Two to five drops are placed in the ear several times
daily. Mullein is also cleansing to the lymphatic system and is helpful
for relieving skin problems, such as psoriasis.