Mullein (Verbascum)

Mullein is now in flower, beautiful yellow flowers. I collected some yesterday and they will be dried for herbal tea infusions. Mullein has along history of use in herbal medicine. Its leaves are large and really soft to touch. The plant has great demulcent properties and has a special affinity to the lungs. Both leaves and flowers can be infused as a tea for dry irritable coughs and bronchitis.