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Mullein Essential Oil

Mullein

Botanical Name

Verbascum thapsus

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Color

Mullein Essential Oil

Pale Yellow

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

Spicy with a nutmeg-like character.

Mullein Essential Oil Uses

Very little documentation is available on Mullein essential oil. Hoffmann describes the herb as being useful for an expectorant and as an anti-inflammatory. [David Hoffmann, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1996), 159.]

Safety Information

Reliable safety data for Mullein Oil is not readily available. Use with caution.

Shelf Life

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