Scrophulariaceae Verbascum thapsus L.

Common Mullein

Delaware - Drug, Cough Medicine

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 36

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Scientific name: Verbascum thapsus L.
USDA symbol: VETH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Mullein
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Leaves combined with coltsfoot, plum root and glycerine and used as a syrup for coughs.

RECRD: 42753 id: 42781