4Creeks Apothecary: Mullein Tincture

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Mullein is a super plant, with properties ranging from expectorant and demulcent to anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. It is known to treat congestion, bronchitis, and tuberculosis dating back to our ancestors who used to smoke the leaves to alleviate such symptoms. 

Our mullein tinctures are made from organic mullein leaves, flowers, and root which was sustainably foraged in the mountains of North Carolina. Much of it was taken from our front yard at 4Creeks! When I first began foraging, I learned that the plants (considered weeds to most!!) that we find growing abundantly will be most useful to our needs that arise the following season. I harvested this mullein in August, making it ready for use in October/November… just as we see the spike in colds, congestion, and the like! 

After harvesting, I dried the mullein for several days. I then chopped it to release more of the good stuff, and suspended in vodka for a minimum of 8 weeks. After triple-straining to do my best to remove the tiny hairs that are naturally occurring on most parts of the plant, I bottled with love and care, in hopes of helping you with your medicinal needs. As with most natural remedies, consistency is key. Please use the product as directed on the bottle, and do not expect immediate result without using consistently… although I have been told that some experience immediate relief of congestion. 

Mullein tincture may also be helpful in alleviating back and neck pain. There are some stories of people having used this product and experiencing results of back pain reduction and alignment. The plant has mucilage properties which may be the helpful with this as well as constipation. I have also read articles that claim consistent use helps aid with urinary incontinence. I am amazed by this super-plant, its medicinal properties, and effectiveness. God truly gives us what we need when we need it. We hope this medicine will help you and that you will be amazed as well.

2 Responses

  1. I used this after I woke up with a cough and it really helped to calm it. The first few days I used it 2-3 times a day but after that I only used it once in the morning. It really helped! Thanks, Emily!

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