Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mullein

The Mullien is in bloom here, and there is a lot! In Ireland, it was used as a remedy for T.B. It was mixed with nicotine and smoked to help asthma. It is said to help many, many other ailments. And the thick, soft leaves were used to line shoes for extra warmth!


Here is a Mullein rainbow!




Do you have any Mullein nearby?

 “Soon a lot of people from the nearby villages walked around the lake to where he was. When he saw them coming, he was overcome with pity and healed their sick.”

Matthew 14

17 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

It's a very pretty flower Ginny. Have a blessed Sunday

Ann said...

How pretty. I don't think I've ever seen this plant before. It's funny hearing that they mixed this with nicotine and smoked it to help asthma.

Sandra said...

none here and I have never seen any that I remember. I love that last photo.. the view behind the flowers is so special.. I have never heard of leaves in shoes but now that I read this, sounds like a good idea.. it seems the people who lived before all our new fangled boots and socks, managed to live well with what they had.

Jeanne said...

How interesting! I've never heard of Mullein. Love the Mullein rainbow!

LV said...

Sorry, not familiar with this plant. I would love some leaves for warmth tho. I cannot handle cold weather. Thank you for being so kind and visit me often.

Tamago said...

Wow, they are very pretty! I love the photo of Mulleins with rainbow and the last one with blue mountains! I didn't know about the flower but sounds like it has many uses!

Ruth Hiebert said...

You have captured true beauty in these photos. i'm not sure we have that plant here.If we do at least I've never noticed how pretty it can be.

Chris Scheuer said...

So pretty and so interesting that it has so many benefits!

Carla from The River said...

WOW ... I think it is beautiful.

Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. We did eat the base of the cake, it did not topple over. ;-)
Oh my, what memories.
Love, Carla

Tanya Breese said...

it's pretty, especially mixed with the pink flowers! i've never heard of it before...now i will be on the lookout!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

They're gorgeous blossoms!!! I've seen these before but didn't know their name. Now, thanks to you I will remember it.
Love the rainbow in the backdrop.

Sorry I haven't visited in so long, we've had sporadic power outages and I figured I'd catch up while on my phone today, instead.

Denise inVA said...

I will have to look out for it. Such a versatile plant. Your photos are outstanding Ginny, always enjoyable :)

Rose said...

I always like these plants...I could probably walk over a block and find some at the railroad...

reana claire said...

Very pretty... Now I know this flower is called Mullein! Thanks for sharing and I could see the rainbow at the background.. good photography, Ginny!

Nancy Chan said...

Mullein is a nice name for a flower. Love the soft yellow blooms. You make a great shot with the rainbow in the background! Have a beautiful day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ours is not in bloom quite yet. It is also good for ear infections!

L. D. said...

We had a similar plant on our farm when I was a kid. We called them cow's tails. The flowers are beautiful on the plant.