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.
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Common mullein, Verbascum thapsus, has been used for thousands of years as an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.
Plant material (Verbascum thapsus L.) was collected from district Dir (L) Khyber Pukhtun Khwa, Pakistan.
In this fig the Verbascum thapsus has second place in the wound healing and tensile strength.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): This woolly-leaved biennial produces pale yellow flowers on 5ft spikes and can be raised from seed in any soil in a sunny position.
Colonization by Verbascum thapsus (Mullein) of an old field in Michigan: Experiments on th effect of vegetation.
Comparison of in vivo wound healing activity of Verbascum thapsus flower extract with zinc oxide on experimental wound model in rabbits.
Verbascum thapsus leaf samples were collected at various locations in the United States from June-August, 2016 in different reproductive stages (pre-flower, in flower, post-flowering) and a soil sample was taken at each site.
Verbascum thapsus (Mullein): A beneficial respiratory aid due to its expectorant, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory and soothing actions.