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So what IS that plant that John brought to Roundtable???

by Darlene Karthauser, February 6, 2015

Roundtable Commissioner, John Harrison, brought a plant to Roundtable in February and asked leaders to identify the plant and tell what its uses were.  Continue reading to find the answers.

Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Properties of Mullein
Understanding the properties of herbs allows you to get the most out of  your herbal medicine chest. Here’s the plant’s medicinal profile:
    Analgesic – pain relief
    Anticatarrhal – reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes (lungs, sinus, etc.)
    Antispasmodic – suppresses involuntary muscle spasms
    Antitussive – relieve or prevent coughs
    Astringent – contraction of body tissue, typically on skin
    Demulcent – forms a soothing film over mucous membranes
    Diuretic – increases urine production
    Expectorant – aid in the clearance of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea
    Mucilant – coat and protect mucous membranes
    Vulnerary – promotes healing of wounds, cuts, and abrasions.

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