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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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