mullein

part of plant used: 
leaves
botanical name: 
Verbascum thapsus
alternative names: 
Candlewort, Aaron’s Rod, Jupiter’s staff, Bullock’s lungwort, Woolwort
mullein

Mullein is cool, astringent, a bit sweet, moist but with a drying effect. It works to restore, soften, thicken, soothe and relax . Mullein’s medicinal actions are: demulcent, anti-tussive (stops coughing), sedative, vulnerary ( wound healing), astringent.

In my creams it clears heat and toxins, tightens skin and blood vessel walls, softens blood congestion, clears lymph congestion, reduces swelling and inflammation, relieves pain. Traditionally Mullein has been used in applications for resolving haemorrhoids.