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.
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
Promotes good posture
Enhances ability to hear inner voice
Assists in finding inner lights
Reminds us the sun will always rise