I personally use this as my go to Asthma remedy. It’s many uses are listed below. PS – I know they say to stress about removing the tiny hairs – This is a huge PITA, and I don’t personally bother. I just pluck the fuzzy leaves knock off the dust and dirt by hand, and use them fresh or dried. Sicilia have never been a problem for me, so don’t let that scare you off.
Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
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A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers by boiling them in water. When used with dilute sulphuric acid they produce a rather permanent green dye, this becomes brown with the addition of alkalis[4, 13, 100, 168]. An infusion of the flowers is sometimes used to dye the hair a golden colour[4, 200].
The flowering stems can be dipped in wax and used as torches[53, 106, 124].
The down on the leaves and stems makes an excellent tinder when quite dry[4, 53, 115]. It is also used as an insulation in shoes to keep the feet warm[4, 200] and to make wicks for candle[1, 4, 13, 100, 115, 124].
One report says that the leaves contain rotenone, though it does not say in what quantity. Rotenone is used as an insecticide[K].
Cultivation & Habitat
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