Verbascum thapsus


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mullein

Herbal medicine
A biennial herb that contains flavonoids, glycosides (aucubin), mucilage, saponins and volatile oil, which is anti-inflammatory, diuretic, expectorant and sedative. Mullein is used to treat respiratory conditions (such as asthma, bronchitis, colds and whooping cough), insomnia, urinary tract infections and rheumatic pain; it has been used topically for skin inflammation and infections, haemorrhoids, and earaches.
 
Toxicity
Mullein should not be used in patients with cancer, as it has cancer-promoting activity; it should not be used in pregnancy or while nursing, as the seeds are toxic.

Verbascum thapsus,

n See mullein.
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Phenylethanoid and lignan glycosides from Verbascum thapsus.
In this fig the Verbascum thapsus has second place in the wound healing and tensile strength.
In day 14, this process is reduced and by using histometric results we found that Verbascum thapsus has better trend than Eucerin but slower process than zinc oxide.
riojense * * * * Parietaria debilis * + * Elymus erianthus * + * * Lappula redowski * + * * Arjona longifolia * + * * Tunilla corrugata * * + * Stipa tenuissima * * * * Verbascum thapsus * + * * Poa lanuginosa * + * * Sonchus asper * * * * Erioneuron pilosum + * * * Selaginella peruviana * * * * Niveles hipsometricos 1.
Flowering in Verbascum thapsus was induced at smaller rosette sizes in the south of its North American range (Reinartz 1984).
Verbascum thapsus (Mullein): A beneficial respiratory aid due to its expectorant, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory and soothing actions.