(Verbascum Thapsus) aka - Bunny Ears, Jacob’s-Staff, Flannel Flower, Velvet Leaf
During the Civil War, the Confederates turned to Mullein to treat respiratory problems when their conventional medical supplies ran out. Today, Mullein is also used to relieve pain. It has numerous uses, but the principal one is in the treatment of lung disease, coughs, and hemorrhaging of the respiratory organs. Traditionally, mullein is well known for its use in treating respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and TB. Mullein helps loosen mucus from the respiratory and lymphatic systems. It nourishes and strengthens the lungs. It is helpful in chest ailments by clearing the lungs and relieving spasms. Other uses include soothing the pain of hemorrhoids, burns and bruises, and to induce sleep as it has a calming effect on inflamed tissues and irritated nerves.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Mullein Leaf may provide relief for:
• Allergies (respiratory)
• Bleeding (bowels & lungs)
• Joints (swollen)
• Lymphatic congestion
- Properties: Analgesic, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-tussive, Astringent, Demulcent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Mucilant, Vulnerary Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, potassium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, and D