Verbascum thapsus Common name: Mullein
Parts used: Aerial parts
Constituents: Mucilage (leaves), Flavonoids [acubin], Saponins (leaves), Volatile oil (flowers), Tannins, Resins (flowers), Bitters.
Medicinal actions: Demulcent, emollient, expectorant, vulnerary, mildly antispasmodic and relaxing.
Medicinal use: Verbascum is indicated in dry, hoarse coughs or wet, productive coughs with thick expectorate.
Pharmacy: Infusion 1-2 tsp/cup water, 1-2 cups TID. Tincture: (1:5, 25%), 4-6 ml TID. Fluid extract: (1:1, 25%), 2-4 ml TID.
Toxicity: None known