For hundreds of years folks dunked the mullein plant’s stalk in tallow so it could be used as a torch or candle — and it still can be used in that manner today. The soft and hairy leaves of the mullein plant earned it the begger’s blanket nickname and made it a coveted possession when folks chose, or were forced to, sleep outdoors.
Mullein grows in barren, dry places, and has been heralded for its medicinal properties for centuries. The gray-green rosette of the mullein plant produces 6- to 12-inch leaves. Click to read the rest of my Mullein report on Off The Grid News.