The large, velvety leaves of the mullein plant make a soothing herbal tea. As an ingredient in salves and poultices, they have the same soothing effect on the skin.
Botanical name: Verbascum thapsus L.
Botanical Family: Scrophulariaceae
Common name: Mullein
Synonyms: Common mullein, great mullein, velvet plant, velvet dock, blanket leaf, torch plant
Mullein flowers are a well-known ingredient in herbal ear oils.
Constituents of Note: Saponins, small amount of essential oil, flavonoids, glycosides (acubin), mucilage.
Mullein leaves have a slightly bitter flavor and mucilaginous mouth feel with an indistinct aroma.
Regulatory Status: GRAS (Title 21 182.10 and 182.20) as a spice, natural flavoring and seasoning, and Dietary Supplement.
Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus L.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Origin: Eastern Europe
Size: 16 oz
Package: Foil Bag
Introduction Date: 2000-08-01
Serving Size 1tsp (1.2g)
Servings about 383
Amount per% Daily
Total Carbohydrate 1g<1%*
Mullein, cut(leaf) 1.2g**
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value notestablished.
Common Name: Mullein Leaf
Plant Part: Leaf
Cut: Cut & Sifted
Bar Code: 0-89836-02756-6