The Magic of Mullein
By Lee Ann
We 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.
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!
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