Mullein Tea and Warming and Soothing Mullein Cough Syrup
Place 4 TBSP of dried mullein leaf into a glass mason quart jar and pour just boiled water to the top of jar, cover and let steep for at least 4 hours or overnight. Then strain and drink throughout the day. If you are dealing with a cough or sore throat, drink 3-4 cups daily. May add honey.
Warming and Soothing Mullein Cough Syrup
This cough syrup recipe is an expectorant and has warming and moistening properties for dry, irritated lungs and spastic coughs. You may use the herbs you have on hand, especially if you need a cough syrup now and do not have all of these herbs in your pantry.
You may also add 1-2 cups of forsythia flowers for extra anti-viral support to your cough syrup. Add them after you take the pot off the heat (after the simmering process), then cover and steep.
4 TBSP dried mullein leaf
1-2 cups forsythia flowers (optional)
2 TBSP dried marshmallow Root
1 TBSP licorice root (omit if you have high blood pressure)
1 large piece of fresh ginger root (grated)- about the size of your largest finger/ or 1 TBSP ginger powder
1 TBSP fennel powder
2 tsp cardamom powder or 12 cardamom pods (crushed)
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups water
1 cup honey
Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil on stove (use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel only). Once water is boiling, turn down heat to a low simmer and add herbs, stir well, and cover pot. On low heat, simmer for 10 minutes and take off heat. Let steep for 4-8 hours or overnight on back of stove. As the water starts to cool, more of the healing and mucilage properties will be released from the marshmallow root.
After steeping time, strain well through cheesecloth and compost spent herbs.
Add honey to strained liquid and place in glass jar in refrigerator. This should keep in the fridge for about 2-3 months because of the amount of honey acting as a natural preservative.
Take 2 tsp- 1TBSP of the syrup as needed.
You may order your herbs from: