Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus
- English: Cow’s Lungwort, Common mullein
- Ayurvedic: Ban Tambaaku, Gidar Tambaaku, Phullaa
- Also, known as: Candle wort, Aaron’s rod, Wollkraut, Bouillon Blanc, Gordolobo, Candela regia, Busir, Makizahraj, blanket herb, velvet dock, Shepard’s club, old lady’s flannel, bullock’s lungwort, White Mullein. Torches, Mullein dock, Velvet Plant, Woollen. Rag Paper, Candlewick Plant, Wild Ice Leaf. Clown’s Lungwort. Bullock’s Lungwort. Aaron’s Rod, Jupiter’s Staff, Jacob’s Staff, Peter’s Staff, Shepherd’s Staff, Shepherd’s Clubs, Beggar’s Stalk, Golden Rod, Adam’s Flannel, Beggar’s Blanket, Clot, Cuddy’s Lungs, Duffle, Feltwort, Fluffweed. Hare’s Beard, Old Man’s Flannel, Hag’s Taper
Parts Used: Flowers
Mullein is a biennial plant native to Europe, where it is found on hillsides and open land. The plant likes full sun and reaches a height of about 6 feet (2 meters). The leaves are large, soft and velvety green. The flowers are yellow and grow in clusters. Mullein is also known as velvet plant, flannel flower, blanket herb, and felt wort.
The Great Mullein, is a widely distributed plant, being found all over Europe and in temperate Asia as far as the Himalayas, and in North America is exceedingly abundant as a naturalized weed in the eastern States. It is met with throughout Britain, and also in Ireland and the Channel Islands, on hedge-banks, by roadsides and on waste ground, more especially on gravel, sand or chalk. It flowers during July and August the natural order Scrophulariaceæ is an important family of plants comprising 200 genera and about 2,500 species, occurring mostly in temperate and sub-tropical regions, many of them producing flowers of great beauty, on which account they are frequently cultivated among favorite garden and greenhouse flowers.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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