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Plant Information

Common Name: MULLEIN
Scientific Name: Verbascum thapsus
Alternative Names: Aaron se Staf (Afr), Aaron's Rod (Eng)

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Verbascum thapsus
Verbascum thapsus
Verbascum thapsus


  • Biennial
  • Also called
  • Woolly leaves and tall spires of yellow flowers.
  • Hardy.

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Herb for respiratory complaints since classical times
  • Bitter, cooling - soothes and lubricates tissues and promotes healing
  • Diuretic, analgesic, expectorant, antiseptic
  • Internally:
  • Coughs, whooping cough, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, tracheitis, asthma, influenza, respiratory catarrh, tuberculosis, urinary tract infection, insomnia, nervous tension
  • Externally:
  • Ear ache, sores, wounds, boils, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids and chilblain
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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