- Shoe Insoles
Soft, durable and over flowing with anti-bacterial properties, using these leaves as shoe insoles will give you some more comfort and also help heal blisters, eliminate foot odor and more.
If you've read Love in the Time of Cholera, you might know that you can use mullein to fish. If you put it in the water in a bit of a mash, it stuns fish, making them easy to catch en masse. Seriously, only do this if you REALLY need food. It's not dangerous to to people when cooked.
- Paper Towels or Toilet Paper
These soft, durable leaves are your go-to paper towel of the natural world!
- Candle Wick
Drip the flower stalk in something flammable — such as wax or fat from a roadkill animal, or maybe pine resin — and use it as a torch. I have seen this done, and it is awesome!
Mullein tea provides vitamins B-2, B-5, B-12, and D, choline, hesperidin, PABA, sulfur, magnesium, mucilage, saponins, and other active substances. People use the tea as a beverage, but it's best known as one of the most effective cough medicines. Mullein is an expectorant, and a tonic for the lungs, mucus membranes, and glands. Strain the infusion through a cloth, or the hairs may get stuck in your throat and make you cough more.
- Fire Tinder
No matter how you're going to make fire, you need great tinder. The dried soft and fuzzy mullein leaves make a perfect tinder bundle. Because mullein stands straight and is often tall off the ground, its leaves are often dry when many other tinder materials are not.
- Medicinal Benefits
Mullein oils and dried buds are often used for ear infections, respiratory problems and more. You can use it as an oil, a tea, or smoke it, depending on the circumstances.
Warning: Be careful not to confuse mullein with the toxic plant known as foxglove and lamb's ear.
Enjoy your Mullein!