Dissolves Mucous ~ All Natural Cold & Flu Remedy
Mullzyme (i) Breaks down mucous, (ii) Helps soothe mucous membranes, (iii) Acts as an Expectorant. Mullzyme is an herb from the snapdragon family. Nutritionally, it has been used to help soothe mucous membranes and acts as an expectorant (breaks down mucous) along the respiratory tract and digestive tract. Mullzyme or Mullein works better when combined with enzymes like pepsin, the main enzyme of gastric juices; bromelain from pineapples, which reduces inflammation and breaks down proteins; and pectin from citrus peel and apples. When combined with bromelain, pectin helps digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Mullzyme is all natural.
The mullein tree, or Verbascum Thapsus, grows widely in the US, thriving in poor, rocky or chalky, hard-packed soils. The tree is soft and fuzzy with grayish-green leaves. The leaves from the mullein tree are harvested from plants in their first and second year. The leaves are often dried to be made into capsules (as offered here), teas, and oils. The mullein leaf is slightly bitter and fairly pungent. Mullein is immensely beneficial and is on the Food and Drug Administration's Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems, pulmonary diseases, and to treat the common cold and flu viruses. It helps to loosen mucus and expel it out of the body but it also calms spasms, is a natural painkiller and helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system.
The mullein tree and leaves were highly prized in Europe, and were brought to America by some of the first European immigrants. They cultivated the mullein plant in their gardens for use in teas and as a dried leaf for smoking.
What are the Benefits of Mullzyme or Mullein?
Respiratory Benefits ~ According to the University of Maryland's Medical Center its estimated that taking 3 g of mullein leaves daily can help to clear mucus from the respiratory tract and can be used to treat various respiratory illnesses including coughing and lung congestion. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or MOFGA, says that mullein leaves combined with mullein flowers can help relax the chest for those suffering from asthma, emphysema, whooping cough, and bronchitis among other ailments. The Mullein leaves may also help to prevent the common cold and ease breathing in the high ozone summer months.
Pain Relief ~ According to MOFGA the mullein leaf can be moistened and applied directly to the skin to treat pain from arthritis in addition to general muscle pain. Topical use of Mullein is believed to also soften and protect the skin and can be used to treat burns, bruises, inflammation, and rashes. Additionally, chewing mullein leaf is believed to provide relief from dental pain.
Antiviral Activity ~ According to Drugs.com mullein leaves possess antiviral properties, especially effective against both the influenza (or Flu) virus and various strains of the herpes virus. There are approximately 25 types of herpes viruses that can cause a variety of conditions including genital herpes, shingles, and carcinomas among others.
Phthisis Relief ~ According to M. Grieve, author of the book "A Modern Herbal" mullein leaves can help manage phthisis, a form of tuberculosis. Mullein leaves can help reduce coughing and pain associated with hemorrhoids. The book recommends preparing the leaves by boiling 1 oz of leaves in a pint of milk for approximately 10 minutes, straining the warm milk, and drinking it 3x daily.
Fluid Retention ~ The Mullein leaf is a diuretic and can help to expel excess fluids and toxins from the body.
Headaches ~ The mullein leaf has analgesic properties, and is believed to help relieve both stress and tension headaches.
Each capsule provides: Pepsin (250 mg), Pectin (120 mg), Mullein Leaf (115 mg), Bromelain (60 mg). Excipients Include: Magnesium trisilicate, steric Acid (trace), natural gelatin capsule.
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