Mullein Seeds


Mullein is a versatile herb known for its tall, woolly stems and large leaves. Traditionally used for respiratory health, it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil, mullein is ideal for herbal gardens and natural remedies. 200 seeds per package.

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Mullein, scientifically known as Verbascum thapsus, is a versatile and hardy plant with a rich history and a variety of uses. It is known for its tall, sturdy stems and large, woolly leaves.

History and Uses:
Mullein has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, particularly for treating respiratory issues. It is known to possess anti-inflammatory compounds like luteolin, kaempferol, and quercetin, which may contribute to its ability to support respiratory health. Mullein leaf is commonly used to reduce inflammation and stimulate expectoration, making it beneficial for conditions like asthma, colds, and bronchitis. Its mucilage content also has a soothing effect on respiratory tissues. Besides respiratory benefits, mullein is used for wound healing, urinary tract infections, and earaches. It has been found to have antiviral activity against various microbes commonly found in UTIs. Mullein oil, which is used for earaches, is made by infusing mullein flowers in a carrier oil​​.

Growing Mullein:
Mullein thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soil. If you have heavy, clay-like soil, consider adding organic matter to improve drainage. The plant is drought-tolerant once established but requires regular watering during dry spells, especially in the early stages of growth. Mullein can grow quite tall, so staking may be necessary to support the stalks.

Sowing Seeds: Start by sowing seeds in a seed tray or small pots with well-draining potting soil in early spring. The seeds need cold stratification for successful germination. Press them lightly into the soil and water gently.
Care: Once seedlings emerge, thin them to prevent overcrowding. They may need support as they grow taller. Water deeply but allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Mullein doesn’t require frequent fertilization; incorporating well-rotted compost in spring can be beneficial.
Pest and Disease Management: Mullein is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may occasionally be susceptible to aphids or powdery mildew. Good airflow and adequate spacing between plants can help prevent fungal diseases.
Harvesting Mullein:
Harvest mullein during its second-year flowering stage, typically in late spring to early summer. For leaves, cut the larger ones from the basal rosette. For flowers, wait until the flower spike is fully developed but not fully open and cut near its base. Dry the harvested parts in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

Culinary and Medicinal Uses:
Mullein leaves and flowers can be used to make teas, tinctures, or oils. The leaves, when dried, have also been used in herbal smoking blends. Additionally, the flowers can produce a yellow dye​​​​.

Remember to consult a healthcare professional before using mullein for medicinal purposes, and always practice sustainable harvesting.


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