Gordolobo (Mullein Flowers)
Gordolobo - Mullein flowers, grow in central and northern Mexico. Mullein is a biennial, which grows to a height of 1-8 feet. It has a tall, straight stem with large, oval, felt or flannel-like leaves and a long dense spike of yellow flowers near its top. The leaves become smaller and smaller as they near the top of the plant/ Gordolobo tea that is made from boiling the flowers and stalks in water, this being the form of ingesting the plant. Gordolobo is taking mainly to expel phlegm (mucus), to treat bronchial asthma and coughs, sore throat, sneezing, dysentery, diarrhea and diphtheria. Works well in sores and wounds on the skin as well as healing burns. Gordolobo tea is also used for gastrointestinal complaints, because of its anti-inflammatory activity. The tea can be applied externally as a poultice to reduce hemorrhoids. It is very important to strain the tea before drinking it, as the plant material may irritate the throat. Avoid use of the tea if you are allergic to other herbs of the Daisy family, like Chamomile, Arnica or Ragweed. Consult your physician before using this product.