Mullein Supplement

Updated | 2021-01-26

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team


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Mullein


Overview of Mullein

Botanical Name: Verbascum


Order: Lamiales


Family: Scrophulariaceae


Produces a few of the same compounds found in figworts. Mullein is native to Eurasia, but has been introduced to other continents.



Evidence

Strong:

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Good:

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Promising:

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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Ear Inflammation in Children, drops containing either mullein / calendula flowers / Saint John’s wort in olive oil or mullein / garlic / calendula flowers / Saint John’s wort / lavender / vitamin E in olive oil [1-2]

No Evidence:

insufficient information

No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Inflammation
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing mullein.
[3-4]


Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing mullein during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use. [3-4]



Interactions

Major:

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Moderate:

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Potential:

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Dosage

Mullein is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.