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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The farmers, I find, think the mullein a mean unworthy weed, but I have grown to a fondness for it.
Fresh garlic cloves, cottonwood buds, elderberry leaves, horse chestnut buds, mullein flowers, and especially flowering Saint John's wort also extract very nicely in warm olive oil.
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The velvety leaves of common mullein and lambs ear (both available at the Fairy Market) might make great blankets or fairy upholstery, but there is something about getting to know a place tactilely that helps feed the imagination.
Laroche then looks at ways in which herbals use the myth of Circe the witch (often in the entries for the herbs mullein or moly), invoking anxieties about unregulated medical practitioners, with the herbalists playing the prophylactic role of Hermes.
Other successful Danzig-Efisio examples include Fullandby, by Monashee Mountain, Mullein, a half-sister to Illustrious Blue by Oasis Dream, and Boston Lodge, a son of Grand Lodge and the Elite Racing Club's stalwart mare Ffestiniog.
Mullein was mowing down her rivals, including Tamagin, at Ascot last time.
On a bright October day, the glade was colorfully spotted with wildflowers--goldenrod, morning glory and mullein.
40), while the Ralph Beckett-trained Mullein should make the most of a drop in class in the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (8.
Jamie Poulton's Sweetheart is a likeable stayer and can complete a hat-trick in Folkestone's Bernie Mill Birthday Celebration Handicap, while the Ralph Beckett-trained Mullein should make the most of a drop in class in the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Newmarket.
Try elder flowers and a cough syrup of elder berries, or try an equal parts blend of mullein flower, coltsfoot, comfrey leaf and horehound.