I love this blog post! I found it to be very encouraging, informative and fun to read. Plus I LOVE all the pictures of this amazing plant! Thank you Forage Porage!
Magic Mullein was used medicinally in “The Old World”; long before it came here and became a sacred plant, to several Native American tribes. No wonder; with anti-bacterial, anti-catarral, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, pectoral, sedative, and vulnerary actions, this one-stop-pharmacy becomes useful in numerous ways.
Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, belongs to the figwort family, andis a biennial, that grows a rosette of grayish-green, soft, woolly leaves close to the ground in the first year;
and sends up a spike, or several spikes, covered with flower buds at the top; up to 6 feet high, in the second year.
Mullein’s five-petal, yellow flowers bloom a few at a time, sending out seeds as they go by.
The leaves are covered with fine hairs and spirally arranged; growing directly out from the fuzzy, grooved main stalk, with no stem between.
In days gone by, Mullein, was revered for driving…
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