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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.

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