The mullein herb is one of many medicinal plants easily grown in an herb garden, its properties include being a natural diuretic, expectorant, seddative, non-narcotic painkiller and astringent.
Mullein leaves make great doll blankets.
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Mullein, stout and erect, grows up to seven feet tall and has large, pale green spear-shaped leaves covered with a yellowish-white velvety matting, topped wtih a dense spike of yellow sessile flowers with orange stamens.
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In Appalachia, colds are treated with mullein tea, either drank or used as a steam vapor.