Mullein

Mullein

MULLEIN

Common Name: Mullein

Other Common Names: Great Mullein, Common Mullein, White Mullein, Velvet Plant, Bullock’s Lungwort, Shepherd’s Club, Hare’s Beard, Cow’s Lungwort, Grandmother’s Flannel, Our Lady’s Flannel, Golden Rod 1 2 4

Latin Name: Verbascum thapsus

Native to: Europe, northern Africa, and Asia 1

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Primary Use in Herbal Blends: Used as a base and modifier for lung health. 3

Benefits: May provide a feeling of relaxation, helps with cleaning the lungs, supports activation of lymph circulation in the chest and neck, and aids with soothing the throat. 4

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Type: Single Stalk Herbaceous Plant 4

Height: Grows up to 6.5 feet. 4

Leaves: Large, hairy, light green leaves up to 19.7 inches long. They grow along a single thick stalk. 1

Flowers: Bright yellow flowers between 0.6 and 1.18 inches wide. They usually have 5 petals and 5 stamens. 1

Fruit: Extremely small seeds, dark brown in color. 1

REFERENCES

1 Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_thapsus 2 Starwest Botanicals, https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/mullein-leaf 3 The Herbal Academy, https://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-smoking-blends/ 4 Smokeable Herbs, https://www.smokableherbs.com/mullein/

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