BLACK SMUDGE POT
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Controls Cough, TB, Lungs, Sinus, Colds
Mullein is towering biennial plant with a single stalk up to 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) bearing whorls of leaves and topped with a spike of 5-part yellow flowers. The flowers coat the mouth with a honey-like scent and a sweet taste. The name mullein itself is derived from the Latin word "mollis" which means soft.
Herbalists have long made note its use in treating pectoral complaints. It is also supposed to be of great use in treating the bleeding of lungs and bowls. As an expectorant, it has also seen use in treating sore throats, coughs, and lung disease.
Some herbalists also use it in a poultice which is used to treat hemorrhoid complaints. Possessing slight sedative properties,
Mullein has also been found as an active ingredient in many alternative smoking blends, and it has also been used to treat migraines and long lasting headaches.
Mullein leaves are believed to have sedative and euphoric properties
Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
The flowering stem was dried by the Greeks and Romans and dipped in tallow, and then used as a lamp wick or as a torch. These torches were said to ward off evil spirits and witches, although it was certainly not uncommon in a witches herbal garden. Known elsewhere as candlewick plant, hag taper, and lady`s candle, and Verbascum thapsus
Mullein is native to both Europe and Asia but has been naturalized in North America. Used for tinder and lamp wicks, folklore held that witches used lamps that were lit with such wicks for their incantations.
Among some folk, this gave rise to the name of Hag`s taper. Mullein was also used as funerary rites, with stalks being dipped in suet and burned at funerals.
Wise tales also held that mullein was quite useful in treating diseases of cattle. In both Europe and Asia it was said that mullein could drive away evil spirits, and in India it was considered a safeguard against bad magic as well.
There is even mention of mullein performing this task in ancient times, with the Iliad giving mention of Ulysses using mullein to ward off the sorcery of Circe.
Frazier writes in the Golden Bough that mullein was added to the bonfire on Midsummer's eve to ward away evil from the celebration.
Some ancient magical grimoires have been found to list powdered mullein leaf as a substitute for graveyard dust when that was unavailable.
SEE GRAVE YARD DUST
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