The upsurge in popularity of natural cures over the last 30 years has led to the rediscovery of many medicinal properties in common plants. Mullein is one of these plants whose healing capabilities were known in ancient times but fell out of favor with the development of modern medicine. Records show that the Greeks used this yellow-flowered plant to cure respiratory problems. A native of Europe, mullein spread to North American where it grows in gardens and on roadside verges. This hardy plant can thrive in poor quality soil if there is plenty of sunlight. Native Americans popularized the smoking of mullein as a cough cure.
Allergies usually belong in the mild medical condition category, but this does not detract from the fact they can be very stressful. Some allergy sufferers find that a drink of mullein tea brings relief in the midst of an allergy attack or right afterward. This natural medication seems to guard the moist skin of respiratory tubes against allergic disturbances. While it offers a tried cure for moderate allergic reactions, symptoms of a more severe kind certainly require a doctor's intervention.
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