[Herbalist] Inspiring dirt! and cough syrup

Aurore Gaudin Aurore at hot.rr.com
Fri Nov 16 17:20:58 PST 2001

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Subject: Re: [Herbalist] Inspiring dirt! and cough syrup

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aurore Gaudin" <Aurore at hot.rr.com>
> > What is mullein used for.  My sources are saying it's used for lighten
> > hair.
> lung congestion, asthma, cough, etc.
> Also, the flowers may be steeped in olive oil, and then the oil used for
> aches....
> Quakers used to rub it on their cheeks to make them pink, hence the common
> name of "Quaker's rouge"
> Leaves stuffed in shoes to help keep feet warm, also thought to be a
> contraceptive if a leave was put in the shoe, and a fertility aid if worn.
> Stems stripped of leaves and dipped in tallow were used as torches in
> religious processions.   Mullein torches were thought to both repel
> and be used by them.
> Modern tests show it to be a demulcent, an expectorant, and an
> anti-inflammatory.
> Melandra
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