Mullein’s gentle nature makes it one of the very best herbs for use with children’s health challenges. It combines wonderfully with Chamomile, Catnip, and Lemon Balm where appropriate, and can be used to soothe a wide variety of childhood ailments.
Mullein has a folk history of use that focuses on respiratory complaints. It has traditionally been used to calm coughs and colds. Mullein is considered the herb of choice for lung ailments; individuals who struggle with ongoing lung issues have reported positively when using Mullein, usually in a tea. Because of its soothing nature, it has also been used to calm and relieve the sharp discomfort of hemorrhoids and some painful inflammatory skin disorders.
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We use Mullein in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. We specially like it in teas because of its very pleasant flavor. However, be sure to strain it properly to remove the potentially irritating hair-like particles.
Mullein can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals. It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose. As is the case with most herbs, Mullein should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
Few things can cause a parent's heart to ache more than to see their child in pain. Steve and Stephanie's (owners of Beeyoutiful) daughter was prone to ear infections when she was very young; after some research, they used this Mighty Rescue Oil recipe to get her relief from the pain. The properties of garlic and mullein together not only calm and soothe but also uniquely speed healing. This recipe has been used successfully by many other parents over the years.
Mighty Rescue Oil Drops
2 tablespoons of freshly minced, organic garlic cloves
1/4 cup dried mullein
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
Amber or dark colored glass jar or bottle with lid for storage
Mix the minced fresh garlic, mullein, and oils together in a small stainless steel pot. Gently warm on the stove top keeping a close eye and taking care to shift off of warmth if it begins to simmer. It is important to keep the heat as low as possible and allow the gentle warmth to help draw out the active properties of the herbs without getting high enough to damage some of the more heat sensitive elements. Gently stir mixture together over low heat for a minimum of 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain through a coffee filter or several layers of cheese cloth and pour into colored storage container. Can be stored up to 6 months in the refrigerator.
Gently warm by submerging container in warm water before using. Shake well. Test a drop on your arm as you would with a baby's bottle before dropping into ear. It should be body temperature. Lay person with affected ear on a level surface and gently drop 4 to 6 drops into the ear canal, gently massaging around the ear area to make sure it drips down where it needs to go. Typically relief of discomfort is noticed immediately. This can be done every 2 hours the first day, and 3 times a day for as long as symptoms last.
Note of caution: Nothing should ever be placed into an ear with a ruptured ear-drum. All suspected ear infections and related health issues or symptoms should be overseen by a medical care provider. This formulation may not be rapidly effective for ear issues that are fungal in nature and will not be effective at all for ear discomfort that is due to water from swimming. Our Beeyoutiful Families have benefited from purchasing an otoscope to use to check to make sure the eardrum is intact before using this or any other earache remedy.
With pregnancy, nursing or those with kidney/liver disease or on any medications, please check with your healthcare practitioner prior to using this herb internally.
Storage: Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.