Odin’s Day Mood. » « Spidersilk and Magic, with Spiders. Not A Mystery Plant! From Raucous Indignation, a mystery plant I can actually identify, it’s Mullein. Click for full size! © Raucous Indignation, all rights reserved. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMoreEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Odin’s Day Mood. » « Spidersilk and Magic, with Spiders.
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!
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.
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.
I had one plant in my garden. Alas, only once. Beautiful plant.
Raucous Indignation says
Charly, I have dozens. Where would you like me to send them?