Mullein is drought tolerant and likes compacted soil. They reproduce solely by seed. Tea: An aromatic tea can be made by boiling 1 tablespoon of dried leaves or root to one cup of filtered water for 6 – 10 minutes.
A sweeter tea, you can add a piece of dried orange zest into the mixture.
Mullein oil: Use flowers, leaf and root. Place in blender to crush ,
fill jar, cover with olive oil with an inch of oil covering mixture, set in warm place for 2 weeks. Strain before use. Great for throbbing ear infection.
Mullein Leaf: fresh leaves can be slightly crushed used as a temporary dressing over an abrasion to prevent infection.
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