Mullein

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I thought I would show you all a picture of mullein. The girls and I went gathering it this morning. We got quite a lot.

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I then looked it(I think this might be a mountain term) and removed any that did not look good. I have the first batch in the dehydrator now. As I said yesterday, this is the first time I have tried drying it. I will show you all pictures of it after it is dryed. I usually just gathertheleaves and make a tea from them, add sugar or honey and use it as a cold tea. It is very good cold with a minty taste. The problem with this isthere are no leaves to gather in the winter. I have never tried this as a hot tea but according to what I have read on line,you use 1 tbsp. dried mullein to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for about 10 minutes and strain the liguid through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. You will need to add honey to this, as it is bitter without a sweetener. This is good for coughs and respiratory ailments.

 

I have finished drying the mullein and I thought I would just add the picture of it here on this post.

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I will store this in an airtight container to enjoy over the winter. It actually yielded much more than I thought it would. Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

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7 thoughts on “Mullein

  1. I think I have seen this growing before, but didn’t know that it was good for anything. 🙂 We have almost used all the mint that we dried back in summer. 🙁 We will have to dry more next year. Mullein tea sounds pretty tasty.

  2. Thank you so much for the interesting post.. We do not have that growing here as far as I know.. I must see if I can buy some dried at the health food store.
    Blessings..

  3. I don’t know if we have that here or not. Thanks for showing us apicture of it though..that way I can be on the lookout. Maybe it likes mountain area more (we are flat land here). Hope you have a great day there 🙂
    Cary Ann

  4. I googled it and know for certain from all the pictures that we don’t have that here 🙁 But the bright side is..is that I think you can buy some and plant them. I’m gonna look into that this spring.
    Cary Ann

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