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So the big mullein says to the little mullein......?
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Big Mullein Little Mullein
 
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The little mullein says : " Guess what, showoff - We're bienniels ! Sucker !
 
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The mommy mullein says to the baby mullein, "Now remember dear, don't take no shit off no-one who rubs you up the wrong way!"

And for those of you who don't already know what I'm talking about, watch this...


 
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Burra , thats hysterical !
 
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Mullein is one of the ingredients for healing mastitis. Mix it with Lobelia and echinacea equal parts by weight in a tea. I would love to try in on a cow or goat sometime. I know several women it worked great for.
 
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Momma says to her child
"If you ever want fish for dinner, just cast your seeds into the pond. They'll all float to the surface, belly up!"



 
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Really John - is that true? of mullein and fish?
 
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Really true. That was one of the reasons that the Europeans brought them to the New World.
They got rid of 'bad' fish, so they could restock with 'good' fish.

Mullein seeds have a very high level of rotenone. It paralyses the fish.
Not a good choice around your pond if you are trying to raise fish.

EDITED to add: As a fish poison, the seeds were normally ground up (to release more of the toxin quickly). I don't know if whole seeds would work as quickly, or as well. I have no intention of experimenting.

 
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See, that's why I come to permies - I learn something new every day. This is probably why our chinese medicine doctor told us to go easy on the mullein tea.
 
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