Our Mullein Root grew as a volunteer in our organic garden this year! She offered a beautiful entrance view along with good medicine from root to yellow flowering tops. We consider this one very special medicine and our ally when gardening or hard outdoor labor causes major back strains. Ethically harvested here in the mountains of Western North Carolina at the peak of its potency, we use the entire plant.
Mullein Root tincture has been used in treating Bell’s Palsy, a frequently occurring complication of Lyme Disease, as well as other cases of facial nerve pain. Mullein root’s anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action is one of the plants suggested by David Winston (RH) for Bell’s palsy, trigeminat neuralgia or temperomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. No drug interactions have been reported and Mullein root is considered safe for long term use. Note that Mullein root is also used as an expectorant and beneficial for reducing inflammation while stimulating fluid production, so you may experience an urge to cough and expel phlegm from any congestion you may have.