Last week I went ice skating with a few dear members of my herbal family. I never ice skated before but I’m proud of my rollerblading, roller skating, yoga and bike riding skills so I figured how hard can it be it’s all about balance. Right? Right, hmm well after skating confidently for about 15 minutes I fell flat on my back, BOOM and hit my head too!
Thank God it was not more serious, but when I got home not only my head, but my back was hurting.
I went to my herbal pantry and Mullein greeted me. As a tea I infused it with my other friend White Willow Bark and it soothed my bruised back and quickly reduced the pain.
Just look at Mullein and its proud stalk and its similarity to the human spine. Need to stand up straight? Have back pain? This powerful herb may be of service for you. It works wonderfully internally as a tea and externally as an oil or salve. As a poultice or a bath this herb is also said to lubricate the synovial membranes –joints in the neck, elbow, back and knees; easing pain and speeding recovery time. Also as oil or warm compress it treats earaches or inner ear disorders in adults and babies. And I’m not done singing its praises: It is a great expectorant loosening thick mucous and stimulating cough, relieving bronchitis, colds and flu and serving as a soothing anti-inflammatory remedy for the respiratory tract with its high content of saponins and mucilage. As a compress, it also relieves inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, bruises, hemorrhoids, dermatitis and acne. Enjoy and embrace Mullein! Drink to your health and healing! I have been doing so!