Bouillon-blanc - Mullein, Molène
- Verbascum thapsus


BOUILLON-BLANC, Molène. Cette plante vient sans soin & sans culture le long des chemins & des berges. Elle se multiplie de semences en Mars.

On fait boire la décoction de bouillon-blanc dans le ténesme, la dyssenterie, la colique & le cours de ventre. Cette même décoction sert à bassiner le fondement de ceux qui ont des hémorrhoïdes. L’eau distillée des fleurs s’ordoone avéc succès pour la brûlure, la goutte, l’érésipelle, & pour toutes les maladies de la peau. On écrase les feuilles de cette plante, & on les mêle avec l’huile d’olives en forme d’onguent pour les plaies récentes.


Mullein. This plant comes without care & without cultivation along the paths & the banks. It multiplies from seed in March.

We give the decoction of mullein to drink in tenesmus [you feel the need to pass stools–even though your bowels are empty], dysentery, colic and stomach problems. This same decoction is used to wash the bottoms of those who have hemorrhoids [sitz bath]. The distilled water from the flowers has been used successfully for burns, gout, & erysipelas [characterized clinically by shiny, raised, indurated, and tender plaques with distinct margins on the skin–high fever, chills, and malaise frequently accompany erysipelas] & all skin conditions. The leaves of this plant are crushed and mixed with olive oil in the form of an ointment for recent wounds.

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