Mullein – Verbascum thapsus

Common Mullein Flowers

I have, in the past made up Kinnikkinnik, a Native smoking mixture. I always add mullien to the mix for its soothing abilities. If the mix is for someone attempting to quit smoking topbacco, then it is a must for the formulae!

This is a biennial plant. The first year the plant is a rosette of leaves that hug the ground. The second year it puts up a stalk on which the flowers grow.

It can be used in an infused oil for ear infection in children. You would infuse the flowers (dried or fresh) in olive oil. To use you would warm the oil and place one to five drops into the ear canal. Block the ear with cotton.

Native Americans used the smoke for the treatment of asthma. As an infusion it was taken for a wide range of chest complaints, diarrhea, and bleeding in the lungs as well as bowels.

Warning: The seeds are believed to be poisonous, so use care in their use


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on June 18, 2012 at 4:36 am

    how do i go about smoking it on all these websites like yours their sure isn’t enough good info on about how to smoke it or how much to even smoke and do you hold the smoke in or blow it out like i do a cigarette people should stop taking pills their not herbs


  2. Posted by Mike on June 18, 2012 at 4:41 am

    it looks like you know it all so email me back about the mullein smoking and i need help on this mint plant i found its fuzzy and the same color as the mullein plant but its in the mint family because i smell it mint and i never new of or even seen and found any fuzzy mints growing till now i just need to know the name of the fuzzy mint plant i have


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