Mullein flower (Verbasci flos)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Wollblumen

Name of Drug

Verbasci flos, mullein flower.

Composition of Drug

Mullein flower consists of the dried petals of Verbascum densiflorum Bertoloni and/or of V. phlomoides L. (syn. V. thapsus L.) [Fam. Scrophulariaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains saponins and mucopolysaccharides.

Uses

Catarrhs of the respiratory tract.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

3 - 4 g of herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.

Actions

Alleviating irritation
Expectorant.