So you want to learn a little bit about mullein. I wouldn’t expect anything less – She is marvelous!
Mullein is a member of the Scrophularia family. Her botanical name is Verbascum thapsus.
This plant has a rather majestic appearance. It is biennial and grows to be quite tall in it’s second year. Much of the time that I spent with mullein in the wild was in Northeast PA. I regularly came across plants there that towered over my 5’9″ height.
Most of the time I lived in California, I had a wormwood plant by the door of my home. When I moved across the country, I gave my well-loved door guardian to my oh-so-sweet, young neighbor. She loved plants, and I knew she would provide a good home for my beloved wormwood friend.
Lavender was one of the first herbs I ever worked with. And, if I’m honest, I have to say we were not very good friends at the start.
I was manufacturing a personal care product line, and selling it both online and at open air markets. I felt as though I needed to carry a lavender line. It is a very popular scent and a well-known therapeutic oil. People love it!
I regularly make my own herbal capsules, and I thought you might be interested in the what, why, and how of it 😉
I have a sort of love affair with this task. It is a very edifying process for me. I find the repetitive nature of the work meditative, I like the feeling that making my own remedies gives me, and I feel healthier (more alive if you will) when I am taking good care of my body. When I make remedies for those I love, it feeds my inner-nurturer. It all feels good, indeed!
If those are not enough reasons to spark your interest in making herbal pills, here are a few more for you …