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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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Yet another example of a simple, effective poultice is hot mullein leaf (Verbascum thapsus) for treating mastitis in nursing mothers.
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The velvety leaves of common mullein and lambs ear (both available at the Fairy Market) might make great blankets or fairy upholstery, but there is something about getting to know a place tactilely that helps feed the imagination.
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Other successful Danzig-Efisio examples include Fullandby, by Monashee Mountain, Mullein, a half-sister to Illustrious Blue by Oasis Dream, and Boston Lodge, a son of Grand Lodge and the Elite Racing Club's stalwart mare Ffestiniog.
Mullein was mowing down her rivals, including Tamagin, at Ascot last time.
On a bright October day, the glade was colorfully spotted with wildflowers--goldenrod, morning glory and mullein. I lay in the breeze-nudged grass and watched a flock of chickadees move through the cedars, then walked back to the Minuteman missile silo.
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Jamie Poulton's Sweetheart is a likeable stayer and can complete a hat-trick in Folkestone's Bernie Mill Birthday Celebration Handicap (3.40), while the Ralph Beckett-trained Mullein should make the most of a drop in class in the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (8.05) at Newmarket.
Jamie Poulton's Sweetheart is a likeable stayer and can complete a hat-trick in Folkestone's Bernie Mill Birthday Celebration Handicap, while the Ralph Beckett-trained Mullein should make the most of a drop in class in the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Newmarket.