Verbascum Thapsus 'Mullein'-Therapeutic and Herbal-Heart Chakra-seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 15-25C
Position: Sunny; Well drained.
Sowing: 3mm deep; 50cm apart. Best sown direct.
Sprouting: 10-20 days.
Flowers: 20 weeks.
Approx. 1700 seeds per gram.
Has a great variety of common names depending on the area. Producing a rosette of leaves in its first year up to 50cm long, the second year, it can reach 1-2m in height. A biennial requiring winter dormancy before it can flower., with any given flower only opening before dawn and closing in the afternoon. They will also self-pollinate if not visited by insects. Roman soldiers are said to have dipped the plant stalks in grease for use as torches.
With a recent resurgence in popularity, Mullein is historically known for its healing and restorative properties, mainly when prepared as a tea for lung problems or as an oil for various skin conditions. All teas need to be finely filtered to eliminate the irritating hairs.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant therapeutically.
Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, or Internationally.