Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.): recent advances in research

@article{Turker2005CommonM,
  title={Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.): recent advances in research},
  author={Arzu Ucar Turker and Ekrem Gurel},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={19}
}
Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.) is a medicinal plant readily found in roadsides, meadows and pasture lands and has been used to treat pulmonary problems, inflammatory diseases, asthma, spasmodic coughs, diarrhoea and migraine headaches. Although it has been used medicinally since ancient times, the popularity of common mullein has been increasing commercially for the past few years. Today, the dried leaves and flowers, swallow capsules, alcohol extracts and the flower oil of this plant… 
Common mullein, pharmacological and chemical aspects
TLDR
The plant is used to treat tuberculosis also, earache and bronchitis, and the pharmacological profile and phytochemistry of this herb is being discussed.
Health‐promoting and disease‐mitigating potential of Verbascum thapsus L. (common mullein): A review
TLDR
An updated, comprehensive, and critical evaluation of various health‐promoting and disease‐mitigating properties of V. thapsus demonstrates various biological and pharmacological properties, including antiviral, antioxidant, analgesic, sedative, anti‐inflammatory, hypnotic, antibacterial, antifungal, as well as anticancer activities.
Treasure from garden: chemical profiling, pharmacology and biotechnology of mulleins
TLDR
The present review attempts to provide an up-to-date comprehensive overview on phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Verbacum spp.
Phytochemistry of Verbascum Species Growing in Iraqi Kurdistan and Bioactive Iridoids from the Flowers of Verbascum calvum
TLDR
The high anti-inflammatory effects of aucubin and the remarkable antioxidant (antiradical) properties of the extracts give scientific support to the traditional use of V. calvum flowers for the preparation in Kurdistan of remedies to cure skin burns and inflammations.
Cultivation Studies of Verbascum thapsus L, the Great Mullein in Trans-himalayan Ladakh Region
TLDR
The active ingredient in Verbascum thapsus includes flavonoids like 3 methylguercitin, hesperedin and verbascoside; polysaccharides; iridoid glycosides including harpagoside and aucubin and saponins and volatile oils.
Iranian species of Verbascum: a review of botany, phytochemistry, and pharmacological effects
TLDR
According to the pharmaceutical traits and the ingredients’ properties extant in Verbascum spp.
Antioxidant capacity of wild-growing orange mullein (Verbascum phlomoides L.)
Orange mullein is a biennial plant belonging to the figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family. The vivid yellow flowers are arranged in spikes located on the top of the stem. It is a drought and
Extensive Phytochemistry, Comprehensive Traditional Uses, and Critical Pharmacological Profile of the Great Mullein: Verbascum thapsus L
TLDR
The aim of the present review is to summarize ethnopharmacology and past/recent studies on phytochemistry, plant profile, botany and pharmacological profile of V. thapsus and updates related information regarding the potential therapeutic targets and new metabolites isolated from V. Thapsus.
Genotoxic Evaluation of a Methanolic Extract of Verbascum Thapsus using Micronucleus Test in Mouse Bone Marrow
TLDR
The methanolic extract of V. thapsus at doses of 100, 300 and 500 mg / kg, did not produce a significant increase in the frequency of MNPCE in bone marrow and neither altered the relationship PCE / NCE respect to negative control.
Traditional Uses and Biological Activities of Verbascum Species
  • Medicine, Biology
TLDR
The usage of Verbascum species to treat respiratory disorders, hemorrhoids, rheumatic pain, inflammatory skin conditions, wounds, fungal infections and diarrhea and biological activities are reviewed.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 58 REFERENCES
Biological activity of common mullein, a medicinal plant.
In vitro culture of common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.)
SummaryVerbascum thapsus L. is a medicinal herb and has been used to treat inflammatory disease, asthma, spasmodic coughs and migraine headaches. Studies were initiated to establish an in vitro
The biology of Canadian weeds. 28. Verbascum thapsus L. and V. blattaria L.
TLDR
These two fugitive plant species are introduced weeds of pasture, abandoned fields, and roadsides occurring in widely-spaced, but dense patches in Southern Ontario, Quebec, the Maritime Provinces, British Columbia and throughout the U.S.A.
Botanical Identification of Powdered Plant Drugs. Verbascum Flowers
TLDR
For the powdered drug, the most valuable diagnostic characters are the 3-colporoidate prolate pollen grains with reticulate exine and the co-occurrence of smooth branched and of warty-striated non-branched trichomes.
High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Determination of A Saponin from Verbascum Thapsus L.
ABSTRACT An extraction and analytical protocol for saponins were established for Verbascum thapsus L., a medicinal plant. Four different kinds of plant sample were analyzed; field-grown, in vitro
Iridoid Glycosides from Verbascum thapsus L.
Five novel iridoid glycosides were isolated from the fresh whole plants of Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae). The structures of these iridoid glycosides were determined ont he basis of spectral
Phytotoxic Iridoid Glucosides from the Roots of Verbascum thapsus
The iridoid glucosides lateroside 1, harpagoside 2, ajugol 3, and aucubin 4 were isolated from an ethanolic extract of the roots of the weed Verbascum thapsus that exhibits antigermination activity
EFFECTS OF VERBASCUM THAPSUS LEAF HAIRS ON HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER: A REASSESSMENT
TLDR
It is pointed out that dense leaf hairs increase boundary layer resistance to a value equivalent to that of larger glabrous leaves, and the hypotheses suggested should also apply to plants having large leaves and growing in full sunlight.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...