The common mullein plant grows all over the world. It’s known by many names even in just the English speaking world. The primary reason it’s so famous is because of the plant is highly medicinal. There are just a so many ailments that people claim this plant helps. It’s like a small pharmacy on the ground and based on its age, it can assist in different fixes for your health.
But today we are more interested in another amazing characteristic in this plant. It has the ability to catch fish!
Yep, that’s right! The abundant seeds can be collected and ground and then used to effectively stun fish. The seeds are broadcast over the water and the chemicals in the seed permeate throughout the water. The fish who encounter these seeds are stunned and will float to the water for easy collection.
HOWEVER! This action and use of the mullein seeds is illegal in all 50 states. Every state’s wildlife or game and fish laws do not allow the use of chemicals either naturally derived or otherwise to be used in fishing. Getting caught could result in hefty fines from a wildlife agent.
It’s also interesting to note that natives in many countries who would use these techniques to collect fish would do so responsibly. They knew that if they did this on a body of water too often, it would destroy the population so much that it may not recover. And so natives would keep track of where they used these seeds and how often around where they lived.
So this video is just for entertainment and informational purposes only.