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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.

mullein (muˑ·ln),

n Latin names:
Verbascum thapsus, Verbasci flos; parts used: dried leaves, flowers; uses: antiviral, antioxidant, expectorant, antitussive, respiratory complaints, urinary infections, ear infections; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
Aaron's rod, bunny's ears, candle-wick, flannel-leaf, great mullein, or
Jacob's-staff.

mullein

a plant in the genus Verbascum spp.
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