Mullein Root Powder
Label: Beneficial Botanicals
Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus (rhisome)
Other Names: Great Mullein, Common Mullein
Parts Used: fresh, first year roots
Origin: Wild Harvested in the USA from a pristine area
Shelf Life: approx 4 yrs stored in a cool dark place. See expiration date on package.
Our Mullein Root Powder is fine ground, suitable for making capsules.
One 8 oz. bag will make approximately 400 capsules, size "00".
• Prostate - tones the trigone sphincter at the base of the bladder
• Urinary Incontinence - reduces inflammation in the mucosa of the bladder
• Lyme Disease - addresses symptoms of Bell's Palsy
• Back Spasms - antispasmodic
Mullein root tones the bladder and enhances function without irritating or over stimulating. Mullein root can be used as a long term tonic.
Constituents Include: Aucubin (root), catalpol (plant), coumarin (leaf), crocetin (flower), flavonoids, heptaose (root), hesperidin (plant), mucilage (seed), nonaose (root), octaose (root), rotenone (leaf), saponins (plant), tannins, thapsic-acid (flower), verbascose (root), verbascoside (plant), verbasterol (plant), volatile oil.
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For Incontinence : Mullein root can be used in the treatment of incontinence due to a swollen prostate in men or mesonephric duct regression in women where the trigone sphincter muscle at the base of the bladder has weakened. The root is valuable to tone and strengthen the trigone sphincter muscle and its soothing diuretic properties increase the volume of urination, while decreasing the frequency of urination. Mullein root has mild astringent properties which reduce inflammation in the mucosa of the bladder. It does not irritate or over stimulate bladder or kidney function. The root tincture can be used as a long term tonic for individuals with urinary incontinence, recurring bladder infections, interstitial cystitis, and benign prostatic hypertrophy, however many believe that taking it in the form of capsules is better for the problems relating to incontinence.
For treatment of Lyme's Disease, see Stephen Buhner's dosage recommendations on-line at Buhner Healing Lyme.
Known Powder Dosage (for Adults): 1/2 to 1 teaspoon, in the morning and evening sprinkled in soup, on salad, or stirred into coffee or smoothies for 14 days to begin improvement of bladder function by toning the trigone sphincter muscle. Mullein root is safe for long term use for this purpose and useful in a treatment plan for urinary tract infections in conjunction with an herbal antimicrobial.
Tips for Capsule Making: Use the powder to make capsules (1/4 tsp = approx 2 capsules). An 8 oz. bag will make approximately 400 capsules.
Known Capsule Dosage (for Adults): 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules at night for 14 days to begin improvement of bladder function by toning the trigone sphincter muscle. Mullein root is safe for long term use for this purpose and useful in a treatment plan for urinary tract infections in conjunction with an herbal antimicrobial.
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.
Medical Herbalism: Journal for the Medical Practitioner. Medicinal uses of Mullein Root, C Sinadinos. 2009 Vol 16, Number 2, pp 1-15.
Herbal Therapeutics Research Library. Daivd Winston (RH AHG 2012.
This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of this extract is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.