Ingredients: mullein leaf, nettle root, nettle leaf & plant cellulose (capsules)
Dosage: approximately 450 mg of each powder per capsule for a total of approximately 900mg per capsule.
Take 2-5 a day as a daily supplement for iron and allergy relief as well as upper respiratory health.
Benefits include: Mullein contains flavonoids, saponins, tannins, terpenoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils. Mullein also contains approximately 3 percent mucilage, which is thought to be responsible for the soothing actions that mullein has on the body’s mucous membranes. Mullein’s saponins are believed to be the explanation for mullein’s expectorant actions. Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs (called bursae) that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip.To help bursitis naturally with mullein, you can simply prepare some mullein tea and soak a clean cloth in the warm tea. The cloth can then be regularly applied over the affected region, which should help to decrease inflammation and serve as a natural remedy for bone and joint . Mullein tea can help to naturally improve a wide array of upper respiratory problems including bronchitis, dry coughs, sore throats , general hoarseness and tonsillitis. Mullein leaves contain an extract with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps to rid the body of mucus and soothes the raw, inflamed tracts of your system, like your throat. Smoking mullein is used by some for respiratory issues. Dried mullein can be placed in a pipe and smoked to treat congestion in your lungs. However, this is definitely a questionable way of using mullein and if used, should never be done for a prolonged length of time. Plus, smoking mullein is one of the least effective means of using mullein’s beneficial properties. If you’re a smoker and having lung congestion then smoking mullein rather than tobacco can be helpful. Mullein even helps asthma sufferers with its soothing effect on the bronchioles. Researchers at Clemson University confirmed the antibacterial properties of mullein. In 2002, these researchers reported that mullein extracts are effective against several species of disease-causing bacteria including Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli more commonly known as E. coli.
Nettle root is a natural allergy relief and has been shown to benefit skin, bone and urinary health.
Studies have shown it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, astringent and analgesic capabilities. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the plant has been used most commonly throughout history as a diuretic and for treating painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, it’s used primarily to treat urinary issues, as well as allergies and joint pain.
Arthritis sufferers often experience joint pain, typically in the hands, knees, hips and spine. Nettle works alongside nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to allow patients to decrease their NSAID use. Because prolonged use of NSAIDs can cause a number of serious side effects, this is an ideal pairing.
Studies also show that applying nettle leaf topically at the site of pain decreases joint pain and can treat arthritis. When taken orally, nettle helps provide relief. Another study published in the Journal of Rheumatology shows stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory power against other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Histamine production in the body creates the adverse reactions related to allergies. Allergies cause uncomfortable congestion, sneezing, itching and more.
Stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing hay fever symptoms if taken when they first appear. The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment, but there is history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions.