I concocted this mullein tea for asthma and other respiratory ailments. It’s a plant the Native Americans used to treat asthma and bronchitis, although it was more often smoked. It’s a loose leaf blend and easy to make. Also, remember to read my disclaimer as I am not a doctor and these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Mullein Tea for asthma
- 2 cups finely ground dried mullein (I foraged mine, the rest I found on Amazon) To grind simply rub the dried mullein between your hands. To learn how to dry mullein read here.
- 1/2 cup cardamom (whole, also used in asthma treatments)
- 4 TBSP whole cloves (soothe mucous membranes in mouth and throat)
- 20 star anise, crushed (I just put them in a bag and bang with a rolling pin. Helps to clear respiratory tract and help relieve congestion. Plus, it smells like licorice)
- 6 cinnamon sticks, crushed (the same way as the star anise. I added it because I like it, doesn’t have much to do with respiratory help, but aids in digestion. You can get rid of it if you want.)
Mix everything together and store in an airtight container. I used an old yogurt container and it filled it up, but a large mason jar should work as well.
To use: boil 1 cup of water (8 oz) and remove from heat. Add 1-3 tsp to a tea ball, place in water, and cover. Let steep for 15 minutes or longer. I drink it as is, but you can use honey to sweeten it if you want.
My brother has asthma and he said this has been helping him a lot. Keep in mind this is for informational purposes and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
What do you use mullein for?