Aaron’s Rod – Verbascum thapsus (great mullein or common mullein) – Beyond Wilden Marsh and Hoo Wood – Vermont – Part 11.
Aaron’s Rod – Verbascum thapsus (great mullein or common mullein) is widely used for herbal remedies with emollient and astringent properties. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, expectorant, and analgesic properties. It is especially recommended for coughs and related problems, but also used in topical applications against a variety of skin problems. The plant was also used to make dyes and torches.