My first Mullien!

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MulleinI finally have Mullien that I can harvest! I have admired them from afar for several years now, but never had any I could get to easily for medicine making. Here she is just beginning to flower. I see Mullien flower oil, and dried Mullien leaf for infusion, and Mullien leaf syrup, and Mullien root tincture in my future!

Want to know more about the medicinal properties of Mullien?Read this excellent article written by Michigan herbalist, Jim McDonald: http://www.herbcraft.org/mullein.html

The violet is prolific here also this year… off to gather some to dry for nourishing infusions!

 

12 Responses to “My first Mullien!”

  1. Cara on 14 Jun 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Is that Lamb’s Foot? I can remember, where we used to live, we had several growing, huge. Our landlord’s came, thought they were weeds and chopped them down…how unbelievably depressing!!

  2. Jewellee on 14 Jun 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hey, that is a beautiful young Mullein plant! Mullein has so many uses that it is depressing to know how many are cut down. They are such prolific seeders that you should have seval next year. Well, happy herbals!!

  3. leslie postin on 14 Jun 2009 at 5:57 pm

    good for you tammy! i love mullein for its outstanding beautfy also. hard to believe anyone would consider it a weed. peeps are so strange!:(
    so cool to meet peeps that can see the beauty and usefulness of the beautiful mullein though, like you:) hugs from leslie at comfrey cottages

  4. Elly on 15 Jun 2009 at 4:01 am

    I first got drawn to it a couple of years ago but didn’t know what to do with it. Now I do. Thanks for the link to Jim’s excellent article (he’s a personal Herbal Hero of mine!). It makes sense that the tall straight structure of the plant is very like the spinal column. I am hoping to gather some to make a flower essence and leaf oil next week.
    Thanks for the reminder!
    Green Blessings

  5. greencat on 15 Jun 2009 at 9:16 am

    Glad to hear from you, Tammy. I was afraid you weren’t around anymore.

  6. Julie on 15 Jun 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Hey thanks for the info~! I knew mullien is a good herb for respiratory but didn’t know about the pain-relieving qualities of the root~! Excellent~! Have bunches & know now what to do with them…Thanks~!

  7. Sarah Head on 15 Jun 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Great to see you posting again, Tammy! I love mullein and have been anxiously waiting to find some new plants. I made some root tincture from a couple of plants I managed to wildcraft when we were on holiday a couple of years ago. This year my parents have four plants in the rickyard where the hens run around. They pecked at the leaves terribly in the spring months, but now they are growing the tall spikes, I’m hoping they will leave them alone until I can cut them to dry and then make oil.

  8. Naufragiobella on 26 Jun 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I just found an awesome field with mullien! Oils and tinctures as well as drying going nicely. I’ve never used anything like this yet though. I’d love to hear more about how you use it.

  9. Cory on 16 Jul 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I love Mullein! I wish it grew better here. I just gave you a blog award on my blog. Check it out.

  10. Wade MacMorrighan on 11 Aug 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Hi! Great Blog! violet flowers can also be steeped in 1 cup of boiling water for a few days, than boiled with 1 to 2 cups of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar (to prevent crystallization) in order to yield a violet syrup. It’s great on pancakes and a great source of vit. C! That’s what I did with the violets in my yard, this year. Violet syrup dates to the medieval period, in fact.

  11. tammyon 12 Aug 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks Wade for your contribution!

  12. Running with Bearson 04 Nov 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Mullien fine for tea But I smok it to clear my lungs.

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