(Verbascum thapsus) Mullein root has a positive effect on the lymphatic system. It is also a spasmotic as well as an excellent remedy for treating urinary incontinence and loss of urinary control in men, women and children.
When men have incontinence due to a swollen prostate Mullein Root Tincture is often an effective remedy since it tones and strengthens the trigone sphincter at the base of the bladder.
It also has soothing diuretic properties; it increases the volume of urination, while decreasing the frequency of urination. Mullein root also has mild astringent properties which reduce inflammation in the mucosa of the bladder. It does not irritate or over stimulate bladder or kidney function. Mullein root can be used as a long term tonic for individuals with urinary incontinence, recurring bladder infections, interstitial cystitis, and benign prostatic hypertrophy
Mullein Root has been used to treat Bell's Palsy. that occurred as a complication of Lyme's disease, and it resolved the problem completely. It is considered it useful in cases of facial nerve pain, along with other useful herbs for facial neuralgia such as Brown’s Peony and Saint John's Wort.
Mullein Root Tincture is also effective for treating back spasms when taken in small doses (6 to 10 drops in a small amount of water).