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The Magic of Mullein

Lee AnnWe are so lucky to have Mullein growing wild here in South Carolina. It is so prolific and easy to find and grow. This year a dear friend blessed me with a few "starter" plants, along with the warning to keep them contained or they would go everywhere. I brought them home and planted them about 2 months ago in an old galvanized tub. My goodness, they have grown! They are getting ready to bloom, so I will be harvesting, and drying, the leaves before that happens so that I can create all of the beneficial remedies that Mullein can make. This photograph is my pot full of Mullein just a couple of months after planting.

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Mullein is commonly used for colds, bronchial inflammation, coughs and sore throats. In a tincture or syrup form, Mullein will supply your family with a natural assistant for these ailments. It can also be used to create a salve to help with wounds, frostbite and hemorrhoids. Touted as an all-around safe herb, Mullein is one you will want to harvest, grow or purchase for your herbal medicine cabinet!

Need to purchase Mullein? You can buy it here, on sale now!

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johnmuth
11/5/2014 8:26:33 PM

I have been using http://buytincture.com/mullein_tincture to treat my varicose veins. I know you didn't mention it in the article, but its been working pretty well.


sueb
6/26/2014 12:42:46 AM

to tgr.... no and yes. lambs ears are more delicate looking and have smaller leaves and purplish flowers. mullein has quite a bit larger leaves and one stalk up middle with yellow flowers that are on a spike. lambs ear has more than one flower stalk. i have both so......and they are both very pleasing to look at, and both have their own place in the medicinal cabinet. hope this helps. you really should get both if you have room. a word of caution. i personally believe that lambs ears are a HUGE spreading plant. i have found them growing EVERYWHERE. but dont let that scare you away unless you truly cant handle that type of thing. they both are very easy to grow and will come back pretty much always....:)


tgrbts
6/25/2014 7:08:53 PM

Is this the same as lamb's ear? Does it grow up in the center with a flower stem? I see all these plants, but I'm afraid I can't identify them for sure> any help would be appreciated.