The plant has a long history of use as a herbal remedy. Although this plant is a recent arrival to North America, Native Americans used the ground seeds of this plant as a paralytic fish poison due to their high levels of rotenone. Verbascum flowers have been used in traditional Austrian medicine internally (as tea) or externally (as ointment, tea, baths or compresses) for treatment of disorders of the respiratory tract, skin, veins, gastrointestinal tract, and the locomotor system.

The plant’s stem is considered a first-rate drill for use in the hand drill method of friction fire lighting.

Other benefits and effects of Mullein:

  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Heart Health
  • Hair Health

consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants