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mullein:

see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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mullein

Non addictive narcotic pain killer. Stalk of velvet-soft fuzzy greygreen leaves with yellow flowers, 5 symmetrical petals. Fuzzy leaves get smaller the higher they are on stem. Yellow-colored 5 petal flowers show up 2nd year crowded around tall 8 ft stalk. Entire plant useable. Helps promote sleep. Has Coumarin, Hesperidin. Antihistamine, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, cardiodepressant, estrogenic, fungicide, hypnotic, sedative, pesticide. Oil used as destroyer of germs. Tea used for lungs, bronchitis, asthma, colds, coughs, kidney infections, bleeding of lungs and bowels, diarrhea, gum disease, ulcers, cramps, convulsions, earache, lymph system. Leaves soothe mucus membranes.Anti-viral used for herpes and flu. Anti-tumor. Sedative and slightly narcotic. Do not overuse.
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Joanna is imagined to stay alive on her island, fed only on blackberries and mullein "in great quantities."
The farmers, I find, think the mullein a mean unworthy weed, but I have grown to a fondness for it.
If you catch the mullein in bloom (which you can, at some point between June and September), the small, tender yellow petals can be dried and made into tinctures, teas, flour, and so much more.
Todd, who reminds herself somewhat fretfully "not to forget to turn a few late mullein leaves that were drying on newspaper in the little loft." At the end of our own harvest, we followed Mrs.
EDITOR'S NOTE You are quite right about common mullein (Verbascum thapsus): It is indeed a noxious weed in Colorado.
But in 1940, only the primrose, curly dock, and moth mullein came up.