Mullein - (Verbascum thapsus)

Mullein Herb

This biennial herb, also known as common mullein, great mullein, mullein dock, velvet dock, has green-gray leaves with tiny yellow clustered flowers. The entire plant is covered with fine, downy hairs. The plant can grow up to 6 feet. Mullein is native to Europe and Asia.

Plant mullein in sandy, well drained soil in a sunny location. Mullein should only be watered when it's really dry. If the soil is too wet the root will rot. You can harvest the leaves and the flowers from late spring to late summer.

To make tea, pour I cup of boiling water over I heaping tablespoon of Mullein flowers. Let steep 10 minutes, strain, and sweeten with honey if desired.

Part used: flowers, leaves, roots.

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