Mullein Tea Benefits for Lung Health

Mullein Tea Benefits for Lung Health

Mullein tea has been getting a lot of buzz lately in the health community but there is a chance you might not know what it is. If this is the case, no need to worry–we’re here to help make sense of it all. Mullein is a plant with a history of medicinal use of its flowers that dates back centuries. This blog will take a look at what mullein tea is, its benefits for lung health, how to make it, and how you can support your lungs with the help of BetterBrand.

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What Is Mullein Tea?

The mullein plant, known scientifically as Verbascum thapsus, originally bloomed in mountain ranges of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Today, it also grows in other places, including the United States, Canada, and even New Zealand. Historically, herbal practitioners have used its bright yellow flowers, leaves, and roots to help treat a variety of conditions, including respiratory problems, digestive issues, and even skin diseases.

mullein plant with flowers

If you dry the leaves of the mullein plant and then steep them in hot water, you can drink the result, as it is known for its inherently earthy and sweet flavor. This is the most popular way that people consume mullein, and it can also provide natural benefits that help support your lung health.

Benefits of Mullein Tea

Most herbal teas come with some health benefits when you drink them, and they are generally regarded as a positive, natural choice of beverage. In this case, mullein tea fits right in. Specific potential benefits of drinking mullein tea include:

Lung Health Support

Mullein is great for supporting lung health, making it an ideal detox for smokers and those with respiratory issues. Take a look at some of the biggest benefits attached to this plant and why it’s recommended for lung health support.

Expectorant Qualities

Another respiratory ailment is excess mucus. Smokers may also produce large amounts of mucus. Acting as an expectorant, mullein essentially aids in the loosening and expulsion of mucus from the lungs, clearing congestion, and facilitating more comfortable breathing.

Soothing Properties

Everyone coughs occasionally, but smokers and ex-smokers may cough more frequently, particularly if their airways are irritated. Mullein has a reputation for relieving coughs and other respiratory irritants.

May Reduce Inflammation

As well as other respiratory issues, smoking can lead to lung inflammation. Because mullein may reduce inflammation, it may be able to lessen respiratory tract irritation brought on by some respiratory disorders. Mullein potentially helps suppress the inflammation that is responsible for the cough.

Antioxidant Qualities

Mullein tea may offer the same benefits as foods like blueberries, spinach, and carrots. You may feel more energized and it may help you get a better night's sleep over time.

Relaxation and Calming Effects

After a long day at work, many people enjoy a hot cup of tea at the end of their day. Mullein tea helps support your lung health and ease your breathing. It may reduce inflammation and help relax the muscles in your airway, and this may contribute to a relaxed sense of calm, especially when you have a cup of tea before it’s time for bed.

cup of mullein tea

How to Make Mullein Leaf Tea

Mullein leaf tea is easy to make on your own. All you need to do is buy dried, loose mullein leaves or mullein tea bags. With BetterBrand, you can order mullein tea online and have it conveniently shipped right to your door.

Loose Leaf Mullein Tea Steps:

  1. Gather the necessary supplies. Order or buy the loose mullein leaves.
  2. Measure out 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves.
  3. Pour one cup of boiling water over the leaves and allow them to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea with a coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove any excess plant hairs, preventing them from irritating your throat as you drink.
  5. Optional: Add any honey or lemon to your preferred taste.
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    Mullein Tea Bag Steps:

    1. Take out one mullein tea bag from where it is stored.
    2. Pour one cup of boiling water over the tea bag and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. Optional: Add any honey or lemon to your preferred taste.

    The last step for both styles, of course, is to enjoy the taste and health benefits of mullein tea!

    Buying Mullein Tea Bags vs. Making Your Own

    While the tea itself is simple to brew, you may want to consider buying mullein tea bags instead of making loose-leaf mullein tea at home.

    Advantages of Buying Mullein Tea Bags

    • Convenience and portability. You can bring your mullein tea bags with you on the go to prepare it anywhere you’d like. You won’t be without it while you’re at work or anywhere else you choose to enjoy it.
    • Saves time and is easier to use. You won’t have to waste any time measuring the right amount of your leaves before each time you want to brew a cup.
    • Consistent quality and dosage. You don’t have to worry about measuring out the leaves. Tea bags deliver the same amount of dosage every time.
    • Some have added ingredients. This may add even more health benefits and/or taste.
    • You can still customize the flavor. Tea bags do not limit you from adding lemon or honey.
    mullein tea ingredients

      What to Look for When Buying Mullein Tea Bags

      When you purchase dried leaves or mullein tea bags, you should choose high-quality items from a reputable company. The potency of the leaves may diminish with time, so make sure you pay attention to the expiration date.

      Quality Indicators

      • Organic certification and non-GMO status: This ensures the product is produced naturally and without pesticides.
      • Purity: Check the ingredients and make sure there are no additives.

      Reputable Brands and Sourcing

      • Read reviews online regarding customer satisfaction.
      • Look for brands that do 3rd party testing: This makes sure the product is pure.

      Packaging Considerations

      • Eco-friendly materials have less of an impact on the environment.
      • Make sure the packaging or tin is sealed for freshness. This will help make sure your tea lasts longer.
      • Loose leaf vs. sachet/tea bags. Loose-leaf tea tends to be more flavorful than tea from tea bags. This is because there is nothing between the water and the leaves themselves when your tea leaves are loose. However, tea bags are often more convenient because you don’t need to measure out your servings. It is ultimately up to you, whichever method you prefer.

      The Best Mullein Tea for Lung Health

      Our mullein tea is natural, highly absorbable, and formulated in the USA from quick-impact ingredients. We guarantee there are no fillers, chemicals, or additives in our tea. It is vegetarian-friendly, GMP-certified, and lab-tested for purity.

      BetterLungs® Mullein Tea is pharmacist-formulated, rich in antioxidants, and helps support lung health through natural ingredients like mullein leaf, thyme, and elderberry.

      BetterLungs® Mullein Tea – Betterbrand Lung Detox Tea in mug

      BetterLungs® Tea Tin contains 20 servings of loose-leaf mullein tea. This eco-friendly box is highlighted by sustainable packaging and is free of microplastics.

      As with any herbal supplement, it’s important to talk with your doctor before trying mullein tea, especially if you have any medical conditions or are on any medications. By staying alert about potential risks and side effects, you can safely and effectively enjoy the multitude of benefits mullein tea has to offer.

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      Our Process


      We compile a list of natural ingredients that have been used in the past to target a specific health need.


      We carefully cross-reference each ingredient with the latest scientific research to understand everything about its safety, function, and potential interactions.


      We source our ingredients from safe and reputable suppliers that meet our quality standards.


      We iterate several formulations before we end up with a precisely dosed combination of ingredients that are safe and intended to be taken daily.


      We send every batch of product to a third-party lab to confirm that it’s pure.


      We package our product and distribute it to our retail partners, Amazon, and our loyal subscriber base.

      Safety and Potential Side Effects of Mullein

      Mullein is typically regarded as safe for most people, as long as it is used properly. However, some people may develop adverse effects if they use it excessively. Common side effects of mullein tea use include headaches, dizziness, and an upset stomach.

      Applying too much mullein to the skin may potentially cause inflammation. However, the negative effects of mullein are very dependent on how much of it is used.

      Make sure to follow the advice on the supplement's container and remember to use it in moderation. Not sure if mullein is right for you? Before consuming mullein tea or other mullein products, see your healthcare professional.


      What is mullein tea good for?

      Mullein is a beneficial plant for lung health, soothing coughs, loosening mucus, and acting as an expectorant. It is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. It also helps alleviate coughing, reduce mucus production, and protect against respiratory infections, making it an ideal detox for smokers and those with respiratory conditions.

      What does mullein tea taste like?

      The leaves of the mullein tea have a mild, earthy flavor. Some popular choices for adjusting the tea flavor include honey and lemon.

      Can you drink mullein tea every day?

      Yes, not only is it safe to drink daily, but it is also intended to be. Just drink one tea bag after breakfast for a healthy boost to lung support and the immune system.

      How should I store mullein tea?

      Keep your tea bags or dried mullein leaves in a tightly covered jar. Keep it out of the heat, moisture, and direct sun. The potency and freshness of the tea are preserved with proper storage.

      How long does it take mullein tea to work?

      While some customers notice positive effects in the first few days, we tell them to give the product 4 weeks for maximum effect.

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