“Ginger is truly an herbal emissary in the broadest sense. Perhaps no other herb, except garlic, crosses all barriers, cultural, historical, and geographic – food versus medicine, Western versus Oriental, scientific versus folk tradition. Ginger is a universal herb in all respects.” ~ Steven Foster
Once you’ve discovered the extensive and powerful healing attributes of ginger, you wonder how you ever survived without her.
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.
Elderberries and I are great friends. My Grandma and I used to pick them at the edge of our property when I was a little girl. Those memories are a bit blurry for me, so I don’t recall what Grandma did with all those berries we picked. But I’m willing to bet she created something very similar to what I’m about to share with you today.
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!