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Mullein

Verbascum thapsus

ELEMENT: fire

PLANET: saturn

PROPERTIES: drying

FAMILY: figwort

Mullein

Mullein (mull-in) has a long history of being a helpful tool. Romans dipped Mullein in fat to make torches, and people stuffed the leaves into their shoes for added warmth. The Latin name for Mullein translates to “bearded plant” because of its hairy leaves.

 

Although Mullein leaves have been called cowboy toilet paper, the hairs are very irritating to sensitive skin. For this reason, Quaker women rubbed leaves on their cheeks to make them red because makeup was forbidden.

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Physical

  • Helps to process grief, often stored in the lungs

  • Aids in the treatment of ear & respiratory infections

  • Reduces inflammation in the respiratory tract associated with asthma, bronchitis, & tonsillitis

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Energetic

  • Promotes good posture

  • Enhances ability to hear inner voice

  • Assists in finding inner lights

  • Reminds us the sun will always rise

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