mullein


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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

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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Caption: Burdock (left) and mullein (right) are best prepared by steaming, as their leaves are difficult to bruise effectively with your hands.
Common mullein, Verbascum thapsus, has been used for thousands of years as an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.
There were climbing ropes and vines to get to different areas of the house, soft velvety couches or chairs made from mullein leaves, dried flowers and hickory nut shells, indoor and outdoor showers.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 6.00 Water Biscuit, 6.30 Prince Rossi, 7.00 Fajita, 7.35 Becausewecan, 8.05 Mullein, 8.40 Buddy Holly, 9.10 Avertor.
KEMPTON: 6.35 Gilt Edge Girl, 7.10 Gracechurch, 7.40 Red Merlin, 8.15 Hazytoo, 8.50 Mullein, 9.20 True Decision.
Try elder flowers and a cough syrup of elder berries, or try an equal parts blend of mullein flower, coltsfoot, comfrey leaf and horehound.
Both marshmallow root and mullen - also called mullein - have similar action.
As a longtime reader and someone who has relied heavily on the guidance found in the Sunset Western Garden Book, I am amazed that you would recommend planting mullein in a Western garden ("Whopper Perennials," March, page 68).
Take root cuttings from papaver (perennial poppies), verbascum (mullein) and phlox.
But, warns Chouinard, it's important to "create a climate for these creatures to stick around." To accomplish this, he plants mullein and Queen Anne's lace with large, droopy leaves to provide shade for beneficial insects.
Otikon Otic is an herbal extract that contains Allium sativum (garlic), Verbascum thapsus (mullein), Calendula flores (marigold), and Hypericum perforatum (St.
Usually they would have pretended that the tall straight mullein stalks were soldiers that the king and princess were reviewing.