Also known as Feltwort, Flannel-flower, Blanket Leaf, Bunny’s Ears, Velvet Dock, Flannelleaf, Jacob’s-staff, Jupiter’s Staff, Aaron’s Rod, Grandmother’s Flannel, Our Lady’s Flannel, and Wooly Mullein
$2.5 per Ounce
History: Mullein is a wildflower native to much of Europe and Asia which can grow almost anywhere. The word Mullein is said to be derived from the Middle English word for soft. The plant’s soft and fuzzy leaves soft are a probable source for this aptly name. Mullein has had many uses over the centuries. Ancient Romans used the stem to make a wick for torches. In the Middle Ages Mullein tour he's were believed to ward off witches. After being transported to the Americas, Native American tribes used dried leaves for an array of healing uses. The Navajo used it to cure fevers, the Hopi as a cure for insanity, the Iroquois for hiccups. Modern herbalists regard it as excellent soothing agent for the lungs.
Uses: cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, sore throat, asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout.Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis).
Active Ingredients: mucilage, gum, hesperidin, verbascoside, aucubin
Actions: demulcent, emollient, astringent, anti-caterrhal, pectoral
Complementary Herbs: Horehound, Coltsfoot