Mullein side effects

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(Verbascum thapsus L.)

CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING MULLEIN

Sore throat: Mullein flowers contain hairs in the stamens and chalice that are irritating. To avoid these effects, filter the infusion with filter paper or cotton.

Mullein flowers

Mullein flowers

Allergy: people allergic to plants should avoid remedies with mullein. The plant may contain pollen from other plants due to its dense hairiness.

leaves of mullein during the first year

Photo of mullein leaves. You can appreciate the whitish hairiness

There is little literature on the side effects of this plant. If you have any illness or take medication, talk to your doctor before starting a treatment with mullein.

  • Mullein is not an edible plant: its leaves are not used in food.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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