Wahpe Hinsma translates to "furry leaf" which is the name for Mullein—a large, stalky medicine that grows scattered along the Great Plains. It's used for a variety of ailments, mainly for relieving symptoms of colds, flus, and other respiratory infections. It's also an effective analgesic (pain reliever) and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
The leaves can be used topically as well. A long time ago, they were steeped and then wrapped around the site of injury or pain to relieve swelling and inflammation. Lakota and other tribes use mullein leaf tea for relieving symptoms of coughs, colds, and rheumatism. It's considered to be both an effective antispasmodic, and expectorant. It's helpful for clearing airways from infections that burden the respiratory system as well as asthma and allergies. It can help relieve sore throats and calms coughs.
To recap, Wahpe Hinsma (Mullein Leaf) is a remedy for:
- Colds and flus
- Pain + inflammation
- Sinus congestion and pressure
- Calming coughs
- Soothing sore throats
- Releasing pain
- Releasing inflammation
- Clearing airways
- Recovering from respiratory infections
- Symptoms of asthma
- Allergy symptoms
- Inflammatory diseases
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