To make this special oil, I harvested the mullein flowers that opened each and every day during its season of blooms.
Antiviral and anti-inflammatory, mullein flower is a potent painkiller. This oil can be used as a helper for chronic ear infections, general ear infections, and tinnitus. It can also be added to a bath to soothe itchy dry skin, or applied topically to help with psoriasis, eczema or dandruff/itchy scalp.
Add 3-5 drops into a painful ear. Gently close the ear with a cotton ball and rest for 5-15 minutes.
Some active compounds of mullein include:
- saponins, which have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and antitumor properties
- flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- phenylethanoid glycosides, which have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties
- iridoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties