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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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If you catch the mullein in bloom (which you can, at some point between June and September), the small, tender yellow petals can be dried and made into tinctures, teas, flour, and so much more.
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