On sunny days, I like to use the ledge abutting my rear car window. You can collect mullein leaves and flowers and dry them to be used in your medicinal tea. A garage would be a perfect place for drying mullein leaves. If you’re using spearmint, steep the leaves separately from the mullein and combine the two teas just before drinking. I don’t think there is any ailment that Mullein wouldn’t give some relief. Mullein can be found in dried, powdered, tea, tincture and oil formulations at your local health store or online. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. Set your dehydrator on its lowest heat and process until dry. Last year I collected the leaves for drying. Garbling is the process of separating the leaves, flowers, and stem portions and discarding the unwanted parts. Place the screen in a warm, dry room so the leaves and flowers can dry completely. The bottom line. Mullein herb is made of dried whole mullein plants, which can be found in abundance throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Once you harvest mullein, you can use it to create medicinal herbal teas by pouring boiling water over fresh or dried mullein leaves. You can make your own mullein tea at home by combining 1 cup of boiling water with 1–2 teaspoons of dried leaves or flowers and letting the mixture steep for ten to 15 minutes. >> 1-2 tsps of dried mullein leaves and/or flowers >> 1 cup boiling water. Step 1: Gather and dry out the mullein leaves. We use it as a tea for lung congestion due to colds, flu, asthma & bronchitis. Mullein has the softest leaves – very similar to Lamb’s Ear only on a much larger scale. If you want them for years and years, you could dry oven can them (see oven canning thread), but I just wouldn't worry about them dried in a bucket or paper bag. Peppermint. How I dry my mullein for winter. Check the leaves for dryness after one week. When dry, crumble them, and store in a … They will dry more quickly if torn or cut into smaller pieces. Just a drop or two of tinctured mullein leaf always makes my lungs feel as if they have been given a security blanket, instant protection from the urgency of needing to cough, while still producing whatever expectoration needs to come up, easily (not urgently) moving it out. Mullein is ready to harvest right now. Nov 15, 2015 - Mullein has been a popular medicinal plant for centuries in both Europe and the U.S. As a dried herb, it can alleviate earaches, swollen glands, asthma and chronic coughs. Large, fresh mullein leaves can be used to develop poultices to treat joint pain or gout. Menthol, a compound in peppermint, is an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory compound that … The drying process will take several days, so be patient. We have also lit some of the dried leaves and inhaled the smoke-it seems to clean out the lungs pretty well! Mullein Tea. Mullein tea is a traditional brew that is made by steeping the fresh or dried leaves and flowers of the mullein plant in hot water. Dry borage leaves feel brittle and paper-like. You can get this benefit by drying the leaves anytime during the growing season, and then using the crushed leaves in tea when you need it. Each medicinal herb has its own medicinal part so be sure to research which part you are wanting from your chosen herb. Everyone should have dried mullein leaves or roots in their medicine cabinet at all times. Everyone should have dried mullein leaves or roots in their medicine cabinet at all times.” Additionally, it has essentially no toxicity and is both powerful and gentle in action, making it an … “Mullein is an old-timer. Elijah thinks they would make good bedding. Instructions. Loose, fine herbs like yarrow and mint will dry more quickly than moisture-filled … Mullein is a common plant around Kamloops. 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