In India, mullein is regarded as the most potent safeguard against negativity. It is hung over doors, in windows, and carried in satchets. .
The dried leaves were smoked to relieve lung congestion as it holds potent remedies for coughs and colds. .
It is worn to keep wild animals from you while hiking in untamed areas. It also instills courage in the bearer, and a few leaves placed in the shoe keeps one from catching a cold. .
Stuffed into a small pillow, mullein guards against nightmares. .
At one time, witches and magicians used oil lamps to illuminate their spells and rites, and the downy leaves and stems of the mullein offer provided the wicks. .
I've been mystified by the beauty of this plant for awhile, intuitively sensing its medicinal offerings. The above is a mesh of information I learned about it from two different important perspectives on the matter. The first book, "Indian Herbology of North America" gives a thorough explanation of characteristics and medicinal properties, while the second book "Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs" details the more spiritual and ritualistic experiences of the plant. 💚
In addition to this, I just synchronously stumbled upon @sukarewellness 's post about mullein and how the roots can be used to alleviate back pain, help realign the spine, and treat injured discs. There is also the amazing possibility that the exact vertebrae can be healed if using the corresponding part on the stalk of the plant! Wow!! We truly are Mother Earth.