Mullein is a tall, flowering plant that is native to Europe and Asia. The leaves of the plant are used in traditional medicine for their potential health benefits. When dried, the leaves have a slightly bitter, earthy flavor and are often used to make tea.
In traditional medicine, dried mullein leaves are used to treat a variety of conditions, including respiratory issues and inflammatory conditions. They are also sometimes used as a natural remedy for anxiety and insomnia.
To use dried mullein leaves, they can be steeped in hot water to make a tea. The leaves can also be powdered and added to capsules for oral consumption.
Botanical Name: verbascum thapsus
Also known as: Candlewick plant, flannel leaf, velvet plant, felt-wort, tinder plant, Quaker rouge, beggar's blanket, torches, lady's foxglove, Aaron's rod, donkey's ears, hag's taper, witch's candle, common mulluin