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#2934289 - 01/08/12 07:22 AM Question about the Mullein plant
Chad Kamolz Offline
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 310
Loc: Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Has anyone harvested this plant. Whats worth harvesting on it, the tops or roots. Whats the root worth per pound.?

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#2936828 - 01/09/12 03:47 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
Dave Plueger Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 2453
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
I've harvested the herb (leaves) in the past. Not sure if there is a market at the moment.

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#2937829 - 01/09/12 09:33 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
foxkidd44 Online   content
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1794
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
i harvest it for home use
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#2949151 - 01/15/12 10:19 AM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 288
Loc: Volant Pa.
What is it? And what does it taist like?
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#2953257 - 01/17/12 05:12 AM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
peacekeeper Offline
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Registered: 11/30/11
Posts: 35
Loc: Washington State
Mullein is a common roadside weed that grows as a rosette of leaves the first year, then produces a tall stalk of yellow flowers the following summer. It's sometimes called lamb's ear or flannel leaf because of the large fuzzy leaves.

Mullein is a useful herbal remedy. The late great Euell Gibbons devoted an entire chapter to it in his Stalking the Healthful Herb. A tea made from fresh or dried leaves in milk helps to releave chest congestion and dry cough. Sweeten with honey. It's important to strain the tea through a coffee filter to remove the irritating hairs from the leaves. Dried leaves have also been smoked to relieve cough, bonchitis, or asthma. The fresh flowers are used to make an ointment with olive oil to treat frostbite, bruises, hemorroids, and ear aches. No mention is made of any use for the roots.

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#2956681 - 01/18/12 05:55 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 288
Loc: Volant Pa.
Thanks!
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#2959263 - 01/19/12 07:04 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 288
Loc: Volant Pa.
I just read up on it. I might have to get some for personal use.

Foxkidd44, does it work well?
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#2961344 - 01/20/12 06:56 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
Dave Plueger Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 2453
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
The leaves also make a good toilet paper in a pinch. LOL

Sure beats giving up a sock any way!

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#2961410 - 01/20/12 07:22 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
Otter821 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 53
Loc: Van Buren, Arkansas
TP you'd think so as soft as it is I read some where the hair on the leaves could cause skin irritation that's not quiet an area I want irritated!
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#2962547 - 01/21/12 12:38 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Otter821]
Chad Kamolz Offline
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 310
Loc: Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Thanks for all the info. I was hopeing it had a value to it, thei's hillsides covered in it. Thanks, Chad

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#2977488 - 01/28/12 05:36 AM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: foxkidd44]
Dillrod Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 900
Loc: S/W Mich.
Originally Posted By: foxkidd44
i harvest it for home use


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#2979598 - 01/29/12 10:17 AM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: jeremy brua]
foxkidd44 Online   content
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1794
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
Originally Posted By: jeremy brua
I just read up on it. I might have to get some for personal use.

Foxkidd44, does it work well?



yes it does........

i use it in a tea.........in my experince it helps ya when your lungs are congested,,,,,,,,i've used it to help expel the phlegm.
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#2986983 - 02/01/12 07:04 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 288
Loc: Volant Pa.
Wish I had some of that right now frown
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#2988032 - 02/02/12 10:08 AM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
ohbuyer II Offline



Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 202
Loc: Ohio
you can still find it...around here it stays pretty green all year
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#3006825 - 02/10/12 10:43 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
kradd Offline
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Registered: 02/09/12
Posts: 13
Loc: MISSOURI
Chad: A few buyers bring int in fresh and offer around ten to fifteen (on the high side) cents per lb.
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#3787098 - 05/02/13 08:18 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 288
Loc: Volant Pa.
Is this it?
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#3789152 - 05/04/13 04:35 PM Re: Question about the Mullein plant [Re: Chad Kamolz]
waggler Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 58
Loc: Alaska and Washington State
I think there used to be a big market for it, but I think I heard that someone is commercially growing enough to supply the market. On second thought maybe it's fox glove I heard is now being grown commercially??
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