Mullein - Benefits And Side Effects
Botanical name: Verbascum thapsus
Actions: Absorbent, anodyne, anthelmintic (vermicide), anti-asthmatic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, germicide, hemostatic, narcotic, nutritive, pectoral, vulnerary.
Parts used : Leaves, flowers, root and fruit.
Mullein is native to much of Europe and Asia and is naturalized to North America. There are over 360 species of Verbascum with V. thapsus, V. phlomides, and V. densiflorum mentioned most often in herbal texts. The leaves and flowers are both used medicinally.
Mullein is a tall, weedy, unbranched, biennial that grows to 7 feet in height. It is hairy and soft. Leaves are widely oblanceolate and oblong 2 to 12 inches long. Flowers are yellow, densely arranged along a terminal club-like spike.
Medical uses and benefits of Mullein
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