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Alternative Names

Adam's Flannel, Aaron's Rod, American Mullein, Blanket Herb, Beggar's Blanket, Bouillon Blanc, Blanket Leaf, Bouillon Jaune, Cuddy's Lungs, Candlewick, Candleflower, Cierge de Notre-Dame, Cierge Cotonneux, Clown's Lungwort, Clot-Bur, Duffle, European Mullein, Feltwort, Faux Bouillon-Blanc, Fluffweed, Flannelflower, Gordolobo, Gidar Tamaku, Hare's Beard, Hag's Taper, Herbe de Saint-Fiacre, Hedge Taper, Higtaper, Herbe Saint Fiacre, Jacob's Staff, Longwort, Molène à Grandes Fleurs, Molène Thapsus, Molène, Molène Faux-Phlomis, Molène Bouillon-Blanc, Oreille de Loup, Orange Mullein, Our Lady's Flannel, Oreille de Saint Cloud, Queue de Loup, Rag Paper, Shepherd's Staff, Shepherd's Club, Torches, Tabac du Diable, Torch Weed, Verbasci Flos, Velvet Plant, Woolen, Wild Ice Leaf, Woolly Mullein

Scientific Name

Verbascum Thapsus

Why Do People Use Mullein?

The oral preparations of Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein), like mullein powder, are used for respiratory tract infections, mucous membrane inflammation, whooping cough, cough, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, hoarseness, colds, earaches, flu, chills, fever, tracheitis, swine flu, tonsillitis and allergies. Mullein is also used for diarrhea, asthma disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, colic, migraines problems, and gout, narcotic, use as a sedative, antirheumatic and as a diuretic. Its root is utilized for croup. Topically - Mullein is also applied to the skin for burns, wounds, bruises, inflamed mucosa, hemorrhoids, erysipelas and frostbite. Whereas, its leaves are utilized topically to protect the skin. In manufacturing - Mullein powder is used commercially as a flavoring agent in alcoholic beverages.

Is It Safe To Use?

To rate the safety of mullein, there is scarce information available. Avoid in Both Pregnancy and Lactation - Mullein should be avoided in both conditions because there is scarce information available about its safety in these conditions.

How Effective Is Mullein?

Not known.

How Mullein Works?

The most effective parts of Verbascum Thapsus are flower, root and its leaves. There are some active constituents in mullein such as harpagide, harpagoside, hesperidin, volatile oils, aucubin, saponins and verbascoside. Preliminary research suggests that a flower extract may have activity against influenza and herpes simplex viruses. There are some clinical experiments that suggest that a leave extract may have activity against herpes simplex virus type 1. Extract of leaves may also have antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus. It may also have antitumor activities. Oral ingestion may have toxic side effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Mullein?

There is no side effect reported due to mullein powder.

How Mullein Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Mullein Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Mullein Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Mullein Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Mullein Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Mullein?

There is no typical dosage of mullein.


Don’t mix mullein with goldenrod (Solidago species), also known as Aaron's rod.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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