Scrophulariaceae Verbascum thapsus L.

Common Mullein

Potawatomi - Drug, Respiratory Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 83, 84

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Respiratory Aid
Notes: Dried leaves smoked in a pipe for asthma and smudged leaves inhaled for catarrh.

RECRD: 96990 id: 42837