Mullein is used to sooth sore throats and make coughing more productive. The German E Commission relates that mullein is good for catarrhs of the respiratory tract and as an expectorant to helping to cough up the stuff in your lungs.
Velvet Dock, felon herb, Great mullein, Common, Witch’s Taper, Velvet Dock, Candlestick, Jupiter’s Staff, Felt Wort, and Flannel Mullein.
Dried flower as an oil, and dried leaf as a tea.
Expectorant and emollient
Used as a tea or an oil infusion.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Not used in cooking.
Mucilage, flavonoids, Iridoids, sterols, and sugars.
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately.
The flowering stem was dried by the Greeks and Romans and dipped in tallow, and then used as a lamp wick or as a torch. These torches were said to ward off evil spirits and witches, not uncommon in a witches herbal garden. Mullein was added to the bonfire on Midsummer’s eve to ward away evil from the celebration. Some ancient magical grimoires have been found to list powdered mullein leaf as a substitute for graveyard dust when that was unavailable.
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