1. rq says

    Fun fact: it’s called nine-men’s-strength (deviņvīruspēks) here, but I’m not entirely sure why -- I think because it’s a tough plant to break.
    Also you can make tea but I forget what it was good for. Eh. Nicely captured!

  2. says

    It’s considered to be a demulcent, emollient, and astringent. The dried leaves can be smoked, like colstfoot, to ease lung problems. Supposed to be a sedative, too. Turns out, Mullein grows like crazy out in Gladstone, where Rick stays half the week. I’ll have to have him harvest some for me, so I can try out tea.

  3. kestrel says

    This is also a dye plant. One uses the dried leaves (I would recommend to put them in a nylon bag or something first) in boiling water with an iron mordant on your fiber to obtain a good black. Like all good plants, you can also use it to obtain a yellow (I swear, 90% of the plant material on Earth will yield some form of yellow) but then you would use the flowers and the leaves fresh.

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