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.
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 gather the leaves 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 is there 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
I had never heard of this type of tea. I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family.
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.
I have never heard of that before. Wow! You learn something new every day. How is your daughter doing? Is the baby getting close? I have been praying for her.
I say look them. How funny. Have a blessed day.