Mullein is a unique narcotic herb that is not addictive or poisonous. It is used as a pain killer and to bring on sleep. Drunk as a tea, mullein loosens mucous, making it useful for treating lung ailments. Mullein is also to provide ongoing strength and support to the lymphatic system. The dried leaves are sometimes smoked in an ordinary tobacco pipe to relieve the irritation of the respiratory mucus membranes, and will completely control, it is said, the hacking cough of consumption. They can be employed with equal benefit when made into cigarettes, for asthma and spasmodic coughs in general.