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Remedies & Therapies => Medicinal Herbs & Oils => : littlemama24 November 16, 2007, 12:00:34 PM

: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: littlemama24 November 16, 2007, 12:00:34 PM
Just a note: I had done some mullein research when a family member had croup and read somewhere that it is one of the most beneficial herbs for dealing with croup.  I made a cough syrup of it and gave it to the parent of the child the day I found out what his "diagnosis" was.  I am not sure if they used it or not or it's effectiveness.  I have used the same syrup recipe when my oldest gets a barky cough and it always works wonders - along with cool mist vaporizer and goot, etc.
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: strawberry November 16, 2007, 12:12:50 PM
I'm new to the "tincture/syrup/ointment" making, but when a "barky cough" goes through my house, my 12 mo daughter keeps it for at least a month (she has since 6mo).  Could you explain how you use the mullein to make a syrup?

Thanks.
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: lotsagirls November 16, 2007, 12:28:10 PM
When mine get a croupy cough, I use a warm onion compress on their chests.  Just slice some onions and put them in a towel.  Put the towel on their chest, cover with a hot water bottle (or heating pad) and a blanket.

I also give them an onion cough syrup.  Put some onion slices in honey and let them sit for a couple of hours.  A teaspoon of this gets rid of a cough immediately in our experience.
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: littlemama24 November 16, 2007, 01:57:59 PM
I'm new to the "tincture/syrup/ointment" making, but when a "barky cough" goes through my house, my 12 mo daughter keeps it for at least a month (she has since 6mo).  Could you explain how you use the mullein to make a syrup?

Thanks.

here you go...
Excerpt from: Mullein, Nature's Best Wipe
by Debi Pearl   2000
To make a cough syrup, gently boil a cup of dried leaves in a cup of water until half of the water is gone. Strain through a cloth, pushing all the liquid out. While it is still warm, add 2 tablespoons of raw honey and mix well. This remedy can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month. Use it like a regular cough syrup, taking 1 teaspoon every 3 or 4 hours.

I have inhaled the steam from boiling mullein to clear my lungs and break up heavy chest congestion. To prepare this remedy, I boil a cup of the leaves in a quart of water. After removing the boiled liquid from the stove, I lean over with my face right over the pot. Then, I place a towel over my head and breathe in the mullein steam. Use caution when doing this as the pot and liquid are very hot.
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: littlemama24 November 16, 2007, 01:59:47 PM
When mine get a croupy cough, I use a warm onion compress on their chests.  Just slice some onions and put them in a towel.  Put the towel on their chest, cover with a hot water bottle (or heating pad) and a blanket.

I also give them an onion cough syrup.  Put some onion slices in honey and let them sit for a couple of hours.  A teaspoon of this gets rid of a cough immediately in our experience.

WOW! I saw that on an episode of 'Christy'.  Actually, there are a lot of herbal remedies mentioned on that show... we watch it for a family movie time on DVD.
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: dara November 16, 2007, 05:33:36 PM
Just a note: I had done some mullein research when a family member had croup and read somewhere that it is one of the most beneficial herbs for dealing with croup.  I made a cough syrup of it and gave it to the parent of the child the day I found out what his "diagnosis" was.  I am not sure if they used it or not or it's effectiveness.  I have used the same syrup recipe when my oldest gets a barky cough and it always works wonders - along with cool mist vaporizer and goot, etc
.

I love this herb! It is in my top 5. I put it in all my immune/flu tinctures. The freaky thing about this sickness (and there was NO COUGH by the way, which was odd) is that it was not responding to anything I doing, including using Immune Awake, which I don't usually give to the kids for obvious reasons (cayenne, garlic, echinacea) and Kid's Immune Support (ech., elderberry, mullein, olive leaf), as well as extra mullein caps in applesauce with quercitin and zinc, and vit. C, and ginger baths, and Debi's chest rub with menthol, etc. I have never had that regimine fail before! Nothing would make the swelling in her throat go down, and I we were becoming too worn out to continue pacing with her to wake her up to breathe. So yeah, thanks for mentioning that- it is such a wonderful herb- we have discovered it even works for our pet bunny's snuffles (which is usually deadly). The folks at the park must think we're odd for picking weeds, but we've used up all the ones in the yard!
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: Mom2FourBlessings November 28, 2007, 03:25:16 AM
Question:

My 16 month old seems to be coming down with croup we were up last night with the barky cough most of the night, finally a nebulizer treatment of saline solution helped, and sleeping with the windows open...even though it was 24 degrees outside.. LOL 

Anyway, what I was wondering is someone above mentioned mullien steam... however doing this with a 16 month old would be impossible..
Do you all think that if I boiled some mullien in water then put the water in the nebulizer that it would have the same results??  Do you think that would be safe?? 

I work as a paramedic so I have the nebulizer and the emergency meds on hand should his breathing become labored, or his airway blocked, but unless I have to I don't want to administer inhaled steroids, or anything else. KWIM??

Thanks for all this info about mullien, it is one of the herbs I have in the freezer in bulk..

Heather
: Mullein Recipes for Croup, Cough, Congestion
: dara November 28, 2007, 06:30:21 AM
I don't know much about nebulizers, but we've had the kids inhale peppermint tea steam before... I imagine mullein steam would help too...???
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: jessicah December 12, 2007, 06:53:36 PM
My friend made a mullein and peppermint tincture. It works well for those annoying dry coughs that come on during the night.  I dont know the specifics, but I would suggest 2 parts mullein to 1 part peppermint.
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: SC December 14, 2007, 11:22:16 AM
Here's an article on Mullein:
http://potterswheelschool.blogspot.com/2007/12/mullein.html
(http://bp3.blogger.com/_714Eo4gVFPo/R2Lcg51Up-I/AAAAAAAAAWE/HzIEu-fwg3w/s320/MulleinRR.jpg)
It's properties make it great for congestion and coughing. The recommendations I found said that it blends well with Chamomile & Catnip. I like it with peppermint, but haven't experimented that much. To me, it tastes great and is effective in a tea by itself.
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: momofkings January 18, 2008, 03:32:12 PM
Does anyone know if this herb is safe to use during pregnancy?  I am 36 weeks along and have developed a horrible cough.  I actually thought I pulled a stomach muscle from all the coughing, it's very painful.  The doctor's told me I could take Robitussin, etc, but I don't want to.  However, I do want this cough to be gone NOW.  So I've been searching on here trying to find something specific to just coughs--I don't have a sore throat or anything like that, just this annoying, unending cough!  Help! :-\
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: ladyhen January 18, 2008, 03:42:28 PM
Does anyone know if this herb is safe to use during pregnancy?  I am 36 weeks along and have developed a horrible cough.  I actually thought I pulled a stomach muscle from all the coughing, it's very painful.  The doctor's told me I could take Robitussin, etc, but I don't want to.  However, I do want this cough to be gone NOW.  So I've been searching on here trying to find something specific to just coughs--I don't have a sore throat or anything like that, just this annoying, unending cough!  Help! :-\

Here's the information posted on Herbs 2000; 

"Mullein is generally safe, and there are no known contraindications to its use during pregnancy or lactation, except for rare reports of skin irritation."

Full article here;     http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_mullein.htm

Hope that helps!   Also, try lemon juice and honey in tea.  Honey can help loosen up. 

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: maceoghain June 24, 2008, 09:27:17 AM
How do I prepare fresh-picked mullein??

I just picked some from an obliging field near our house, and I don't know what to do next.

Obviously, I ought to wash them, but in what? Plain water? Vinegar?

Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on what I should do?

I need to use it for my developing cough today if possible.

Can I use it fresh or must it be dried first?

Help!  ???  ;D

kate (Our Lady of Perpetual Questions...)  ;)
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: littlemama24 June 24, 2008, 09:46:32 AM
When I used home-picked mullein I rinsed the leaves and then "dried" in the oven on real low heat (the lowest setting) for about an hour I think.  hth
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: maceoghain June 24, 2008, 09:59:01 AM
Thank you! Can you use mullein fresh too?
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: SamsGirl June 24, 2008, 10:26:32 AM
How do I prepare fresh-picked mullein??

I just picked some from an obliging field near our house, and I don't know what to do next.

Obviously, I ought to wash them, but in what? Plain water? Vinegar?

Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on what I should do?

I need to use it for my developing cough today if possible.

Can I use it fresh or must it be dried first?

Help!  ???  ;D

kate (Our Lady of Perpetual Questions...)  ;)

check out this link
http://www.altnature.com/gallery/mullien.htm

I was just looking this up yesterday because I had passed quite a few plants on a walk and was wondering what to do with them if I picked them.....towards the bottom of the page there are instructions on how to make tea and how to do oil.....
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: maceoghain June 24, 2008, 11:55:59 AM
Thank you! That is a very informative article.

Still wondering if anything can be done with fresh (not dried) leaves?

I think it's time to head to the library and get educated...  ;D
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: littlemama24 June 24, 2008, 01:00:22 PM
Ha!  If you use 'em for camping toilet paper you use 'em fresh... ;D
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: ladyhen June 24, 2008, 02:40:00 PM
Thank you! That is a very informative article.

Still wondering if anything can be done with fresh (not dried) leaves?

I think it's time to head to the library and get educated...  ;D

Yes, Kate, you can use the fresh leaves.  You simply need to use more, volume-wise, than you would dried.   I wash my herbs in  a mild salt water and then a cool, freshwater rinse.  If you have some lobelia or marshmallow root, add some of that to your tea for your cough.
hth  ~cyndi
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: maceoghain June 24, 2008, 04:49:21 PM
Thank you too!

Youse are fabulous. I think I'll keep you.  ;D
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: ladyhen June 24, 2008, 05:09:16 PM
Thank you too!

Youse are fabulous. I think I'll keep you.  ;D

Awww, shucks.   ::)   T'wern't nuthin'.     :-*
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: Leah IL June 25, 2008, 01:56:03 AM


check out this link
http://www.altnature.com/gallery/mullien.htm

I was just looking this up yesterday because I had passed quite a few plants on a walk and was wondering what to do with them if I picked them.....towards the bottom of the page there are instructions on how to make tea and how to do oil.....


Samsgirl, THANK YOU for the link!!  That is exactly what I was looking for today :) :)  I picked and dried a bunch of mullein this week and meant to look up exactly how to use it, thinking i had until fall when colds often kick in.  Lo and behold, my 5 year old came down this morning feeling yucky...thanks for saving me some time!
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: BJ_BOBBI_JO September 02, 2009, 04:11:16 PM
Are all parts of mullein safe to use?
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: sarajane September 02, 2009, 06:07:44 PM
Yes they are: roots, leaves, flowers, and stalks all safe.

The only thing that I have seen that it may be toxic are the seeds. But I have read conflicting things on that. I found a remedy that used the seeds but I have read they are toxic so...but the rest of the plant works so I don't see why one would have a need for the seeds other than for planting.
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: herbs girl November 03, 2009, 05:57:06 AM
Magnificent Mullien Recipe
for colds coughs asthma, ect

2 1/2 parts Mullien
2 parts Marshmallow
1 part Angelica
1 part Calendula
1 part Orange Peel
1 part Elderberries

https://www.limitededitionherbs.com/public/detail.php?id=351
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: Mrs. B November 03, 2009, 10:11:36 AM
I just set up a tincture of:
2 parts mullein
1 part lobelia
2 parts catnip
I'm planning on using this for upper respiratory/congestion-type stuff.
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: herbs girl November 03, 2009, 10:45:40 AM
I just set up a tincture of:
2 parts mullein
1 part lobelia
2 parts catnip
I'm planning on using this for upper respiratory/congestion-type stuff.

 what dosages will you be using with the children and yourself?
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: Mrs. B November 03, 2009, 10:47:39 AM
I just set up a tincture of:
2 parts mullein
1 part lobelia
2 parts catnip
I'm planning on using this for upper respiratory/congestion-type stuff.

 what dosages will you be using with the children and yourself?
To be honest, the lobelia always makes me a bit nervous so I'm probably over-cautious with it.  I generally start all of us, kids and adults, with 1 dropperful, and give it every 2-3 hours as tolerated until I see symptoms start to be more managed.
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: floydian November 03, 2009, 02:35:54 PM
I've tried mullein before, but not catnip.  Does the catnip help stop a cough?
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: Mrs. B November 03, 2009, 02:58:18 PM
I've tried mullein before, but not catnip.  Does the catnip help stop a cough?
The main reason I included catnip is that it has a relaxing effect upon the nervous system.  Its actions include:  carminative, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, refigerant, emmenagogue, anodyne, sedative, antacid, astringent, and nervine.
It is very gentle acting and appropriate for babies.  It is from the mint family.
Combined with mullein and lobelia, I am looking at rememdies for bronchitis,, colds, flu-like symptoms, and fevers mainly, should we run into these problems....
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: mommie February 11, 2010, 04:58:58 AM
so I'm trying to figure out how mullein works. My kids have cough, primarily wet/loose but its just lingering longer than I'd like. I'd doing silver, oregano, elderberry, vit c, galic oil on chest and feet, tried some onions a few times on their chest. I just bought a mullein tincture. Does is heal the lungs? Does it cause the cough to come up? Does it suppress the cough? I obviously want whatever junk that needs to come up to come up, don't want to do the OTC thing and suppress it and make it worse in the long run, but I'd really like to rid this cough for good. any thoughts on what the mullein actually does??? They aren't couging all day and night so again its not like I NEED it so they can sleep. I just want the cough to be gone so we can go out into public w/o people being scared of us! : ) any thoughts ladies?
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: orcuttranch February 11, 2010, 11:52:55 AM
My understanding of mullein is that it is a natural expectorant.  It helps loosen things in the lungs so that the lungs can expel the mucus.  If the mucus continues to sit in the lungs, it can lead to infection, which leads to the body trying to fight the infection, which leads to more mucus, and on and on it goes.  Sorry - I don't have my books here right now, or I would look up and quote stuff for you. :)  They always seem to be able to explain things much better than I can.  :D

My sister's son has what we are pretty sure is croup right now.  I have a nebulizer, so made a really strong mullein tea for her to use in the nebulizer for him.  She started it on him on Tuesday night and has been doing it 2-3 times a day for about 20 min.  She said that he was so much better yesterday morning.  Today she told me that he is better still.  He coughs more whenever she uses it, but she said it does seem to be clearing out his lungs.  He does not sound wheezy any more either.  Each morning he has woken up less congested than before. 

If you don't have a nebulizer, you can make the strong tea in a pot.  Then, while it is still steaming, have them lean over it with a towel over their head to keep the steam in.  Breathe the steam in deeply.  I imagine you could have them breathe in over a vaporizer if you put the herb in the medicine cup like I mention down below.

I have used mullein as a tea with my kids whenever they are congested.  It has always seemed to work great for clearing the lungs out.  I usually use it in conjunction with camomile and orange peel.  It is actually a great tasting tea with all three in there!  If you sweeten it with some raw honey, that can help coat the throat too if it is irritated.  I just let them drink that tea all day and usually we do not have too much of a battle getting over congestion this way.  I also use elderberry syrup - but notice that you've used that also.

The other thing I've done with mullein is to wet the herb and put some in cheesecloth in the medicine cup of the vaporizer and let the vaporizer run all night. That seems to help.

Mullein is a great herb for kids, too.  Lobelia is supposed to be a great herb for lung health, but it can be toxic if taken in large amounts.  So I try to stick to mullein with my kids. 
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: mommie February 11, 2010, 05:36:37 PM
thank you that was actually rather helpful. I'm so used to the internet I forget about my books. i could just look it up in one of my herb books :) LOL  so I gave it to my kids tonight w/ some elderberry syrup and some "onion honey" (honey that was soaked in raw onion for several days in the fridge)...added a little grape juice as well. they drank it alright but not too long after had some horrible coughing fits...I'm trying to decide if it was good or not :) LOL...guess we'll see in the am!!!
THANK YOU!!!
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: orcuttranch February 12, 2010, 09:48:40 AM
No problem.  I hope they were better this morning.  My sister said the same thing - why is he coughing so much?  I do think if you keep it up, though, you should see good results.

Have you ruled out seasonal allergies?  I don't know where you are located, but we live in CA and just had a lot of rain about 2-3 weeks ago.  My kids allergies are flaring up right now.  So the mullein helps alleviate some of the congestion, but it doesn't completely go away until the allergies aren't bothering them any more.  I guess the same would be true, though for a virus or whatever.  The mullein helps alleviate the symptoms and gets all of that junk out of the lungs so the body can heal itself faster.  But then we give them other stuff to help with the healing process. 

One more side note - my sister first took her son into the ER because their doctor told them that he needed to get in right away for breathing treatments or his lungs could close up (I have a different opinion now on that sort of comment, but . . .).  So they spent $200 on their deductible for the ER to give him steroid breathing treatments.  He did seem to be better for a couple of days she said, but was still congested.  Then he started the wheezing again and that is when I gave her the mullein and nebulizer to use.  I called her this morning to see how he was and she said last night was the first night in a long time that she didn't hear him cough at all in the middle of the night.  They've been doing the nebulizer 3 times a day with him.  She said he did cough twice this morning, but that is nothing compared to what he was doing.  So it seems to be working really well for her right now.  Her son is 18 months and she is pregnant with #2, so she needs her sleep at night! :)  She is also giving him elderberry syrup (has echinacea, yarrow, rose hips, cinnamon, cloves, and honey in it).
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: mommie February 12, 2010, 04:45:09 PM
I need to look into getting a nebulizer. I actually was looking into that recently with all this talk on here of using them. I don't really know what one is though. Is it basically a glorified steam pot?? :) anything to watch for with buying one??? Well, I was scared to do it another day so I chickened out. They do seem to be getting better though Praise God!!! I think seasonal allergies are playing a part but def not the whole problem!! I think breathing it in might be better??
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: orcuttranch February 12, 2010, 08:41:00 PM
I guess a glorified steam pot would be the way to describe it, except that it isn't hot like steam.  It is just forced air, maybe that causes the liquid to turn into a vapor? ???  All I know is I put the liquid in this cylinder that has a tube attached from the bottom of the cylinder to the machine.  I attach the mask at the top and turn the machine on.  ::) :D ;D  Isn't that great? ;D  I don't know how to go about getting one either.  Ours was actually prescribed to us by the doctor and insurance paid for it.  We have had ours now for about 7 years and never had an issue with it at all.  I didn't have a choice in what we got, though either, so I haven't researched them at all.  Might be a good idea to start a thread and ask if others have certain brands they like or don't - maybe someone's researched it all out already!  I always love that!
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: all4him February 13, 2010, 04:48:47 AM
Magnificent Mullien Recipe
for colds coughs asthma, ect

2 1/2 parts Mullien
2 parts Marshmallow
1 part Angelica
1 part Calendula
1 part Orange Peel
1 part Elderberries

https://www.limitededitionherbs.com/public/detail.php?id=351

question--do you mix these together as dry herbs, then make a tea, or do you make a tincture like with glyceran or something? I'm asking becuz my 5 month old has this nasty cough-- you can hear its lots of phlem-- just a loose mucasy cough-- also a runny nose that turns into crust when he's asleep, so he wakes up with crusty eyes, and crusty nose that equals a miserable baby!
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: herbs girl February 13, 2010, 07:52:43 AM
YOu can make them into a tea, glycerite or alcohol tincture. Although, I think a tea OR alcohol tincture would be more effective.
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: all4him February 13, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
thanx-- wonder if he'd drink it? i made him peppermint tea the other day and he wudnt drink it! he'd gulp it right down if i cud somehow have tea in them nurser things--  ;)
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: all4him February 15, 2010, 07:29:46 AM
ok-- update-- I got some mullien drops- alchol free- at our HF store. I gave baby 1/2 dropper full mixed with breast milk-- only a short time later he puked up this mucus-- like a hocker it was soooo huge I couldnt believe it-- did the same thing this morning! very affective stuff!
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: VickyO664 February 07, 2011, 10:24:00 AM
Magnificent Mullien Recipe
for colds coughs asthma, ect

2 1/2 parts Mullien
2 parts Marshmallow
1 part Angelica
1 part Calendula
1 part Orange Peel
1 part Elderberries

https://www.limitededitionherbs.com/public/detail.php?id=351

question--do you mix these together as dry herbs, then make a tea, or do you make a tincture like with glyceran or something? I'm asking becuz my 5 month old has this nasty cough-- you can hear its lots of phlem-- just a loose mucasy cough-- also a runny nose that turns into crust when he's asleep, so he wakes up with crusty eyes, and crusty nose that equals a miserable baby!

I am also curious about this recipe.  I just stopped in to see what I could find on seasonal allergies, OTC allergy meds and nebulizer treatments.  I would love to use this recipe for my son (almost 2.5) this spring/fall.  Kentucky allergens really hit him hard, and we lost a lot of sleep last year, he was so miserable.  I am due with #3 in April, and I would like to have a plan of attack figured out before I am in a baby-induced fog. :)  I don't know how to make a tea or tincture, so I will need very detailed instructions!  We have a nebulizer, thanks to insurance, but don't want to give him the inhaled steroids.  It has a very small cup on the top and then a mouthpiece to breath in the steam.

TIA!
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: DHW February 07, 2011, 05:19:22 PM
Vicky, you might want to look at the thread on Rabbit Tobacco.  Here's one:
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,19973.msg243728.html#msg243728

You can find others by typing rabbit tobacco in the search bar.
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: angeljoy June 11, 2013, 05:46:51 AM
Do you always use dried mullein? My sweet hubby is in the throes of something and has a horrible cough. I am desperate to help him. I've been using essential oils on his feet and chest, but wonder if he needs something internal.

Many thanks...
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: Sewbusy June 12, 2013, 05:17:23 AM
Dried Mullein is what I always use. I make a tincture with it, both alcohol and glycerite and keep them on hand. If it's a bad cough I give a table spoon of the alcohol tincture 3 to 4 times a day (for an adult). This has always cleared the cough almost entirely in 2 days, then I cut back to a teaspoon 3x a day for about another week, longer if the cough is still lingering. I give the little people a teaspoon to tablespoon (depending on their size) of the glycerite one several times a day. If you don't have tincture or can't get it then make an infusion of 1 part herbs 4 parts boiling water and let steep 8-24 hours and then drink it. Try to get down a pint to quart of the infusion each day.(Its pretty nasty and you have to drink more this way but it is much faster then waiting on a tincture to brew) Also, try and get some HEAVY probiotics in him (but not dairy). Beeyoutiful and Now both have a 50  billion one that works great. In my recent experimenting I have found probiotics to be as necessary as any thing else in treating an illness.   
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: angeljoy June 17, 2013, 01:43:14 AM
Thanks sewbusy.
Because I didnt have dried Mullen on hand, --it was still on the plant-- ;D I brewed some cough syrup using honey, onion, lemon, and rosemary.
He went from his "deathbed" to nearly 100% in less than 24hrs!
Drying mullein now so that I will be prepared.