Synonyms: Aaron's Rod, Blattaria, Common Mullein, Donkey's Ears, Flannel Leaf, Great Mullein, Hare's Beard, Itch-Weed, Lady Foxglove, Large-Flowered Mullein, Long Taper, Orange Mullein, Shepherd's Club, Velvet Dock, Velvet Plant, Verbascum, Yellow Moth
Genus species: Large-Flowered Mullein: Verbascum thapsus, Verbascum densiflorum (syn. Verbascum thapsiforme), and Orange Mullein: Verbascum phlomoides
Type: Biennial herb
Part Used: Leaves and stems
Homeopathy: Tincture of whole fresh plant at beginning of flowering
Location: Asia Minor, Bulgaria, central Europe, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Ethiopia, former Czechoslovakia, North Africa, southern Europe
Actions: Anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antisecretory, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, expectorant, laxative, lymphatic alterative, mild diuretic, nervine, respiratory alterative, sedative, vulnerary, Topically: Astringent, emollient, vulnerary
Indications: AIDS, anemia, arthritis, asthma, balanitis, bed-wetting, bronchitis, bruise, common cold, congestion, cough, croup, diaper rash, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, dysentery, dysuria, emphysema, erysipelas, fibrocystic disease of the breast, frostbite, hay fever, hemoptysis, hemorrhoids, hoarseness, influenzal common cold with respiratory catarrh, insomnia, lithemia, migraine, nephritis, orchitis, pertussis, pleurisy, sinus congestion, sinusitis, tight cough, tonsillitis, tracheitis, urethritis, urinary calculi, Topically: Earache (oil), warts
Homeopathic Indications: Anal pruritus, colic, constipation, cough, deafness, enuresis, hemorrhoids, incontinence, neuralgia, prosopalgia
Chemicals & Nutrients: Aluminum, Calcium, Carbohydrates (80%), Cobalt, Fats (1%), Fiber (11%), Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein (11%), Silicon, Sodium, Vitamin C
Preparation & Dosages: (3x/day)
Preparation in olive oil for inflamed mucosa
Dried leaves: dose 4-8 g or by infusion
Liquid Extract: 1:1 in 25% alcohol, dose 4-8 ml
Contraindications: Lactation, pregnancy.
Safety: Safe when used appropriately.