Metaphysical Properties Of Mullein Leaf
Official Name: Verbascum thapus
Other Names: Aaron's Rod, Blanket Leaf, Candlewick Plant, Clot, Doffle, Feltwort, Flannel Plant, Graveyard Dust, Hag's Tapers, Hedge Taper, Jupiter's Staff, Lady's Foxglove, Old Man's Fennel, Peter's Staff, Shepherd's Club, Shepherd's Herb, Torches, Velvetback, Velvet Plant
Metaphysical Powers: Courage, Protection, Health, Love Divination, Exorcism
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Mullein Leaf
- Mullein is worn to keep wild animals from you while hiking in natural areas.
- It instills courage in the bearer, and a few leaves placed in the shoe keeps one from catching a cold.
- Mullein is also carried to obtain love from the opposite sex.
- When stuffed into a sachet and placed under your pillow, it guards against nightmares.
- In India, Mullein is regarded as the most potent safeguard against evil spirits and magic and is hung over doors, windows and carried in sachets.
- It is used to banish demons and negativity.
- In the Ozarks, men performed simple love divination. The man went to a clearing where Mullein grew and bent it down to point toward his love's house. If she loved him, the Mullien would grow upright again; if she loved another, it would die.
- Witches and magicians used oil lamps to illuminate their spells and rites, and the downy leaves and stems of the Mullein often provided their wicks.
Since ancient times, Mullein has been used medicinally, and its use and popularity only seem to be increasing as time goes on. The leaves, flowers, and roots of the mullein plant are used medicinally to treat various inflammatory diseases, diarrhea, asthma, coughs, and other lung-related ailments.