Magical Mullein

mullein

It seems like every time I go into one of my favorite groups this time of year I am seeing posts about Mullein. We are so lucky here to have it grow wild and prolific.  This year a dear friend blessed me with a few “starter” plants, along with the warning to keep them contained or they would go everywhere. I decided to bring them home and plant them in an old galvanized tub.  Wow have they grown!  This picture is my pot full of Mullein after just a couple of months.  I will harvest and dry these leaves before it flowers, and then be ready to make all of the beneficial herbal remedies that Mullein can create.

Mullein is commonly used for colds, bronchial inflammation, coughs and sore throats.  In a tincture or syrup form, Mullein will supply your family with a natural assistant for these ailments.  It can also be used to create a salve to help with wounds, frostbite, and hemorrhoids.  Touted as an all around safe herb, Mullein is one that you will want to harvest, grow or purchase for your herbal medicine cabinet!

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