Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 30.2, Herb Study: Verbascum, Mullein, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Never try to water the verbascum under the leaves, for this will kill it. Water normally overhead and all will be well. Slugs and snails will often take refuge under the leaves, and can be trapped there. Tea made from verbascum should be strained so as to remove the little hairs. The dried leaves can be used to store begonia corms or other items that need dry conditions. Some herbal uses of the plant in former times. Mullein is the "moly" of Homer's Oddessy that provided protection against the black magic of the witch, Circe. Problems in transplanting verbascum. (14:10)



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