The Plant That Can Be Used As Toilet Paper (& it Has Healing Properties)

  • For any nature survivalist, it’s essential to know which plants can prove beneficial in certain situations. Staying informed and updated on these beneficial plant species can make a huge difference whether you’re trekking in the woods for multiple days or just camping with your family for a night. You can prepare for an outdoor excursion as much as possible, but chances are you’ll probably forget something you’ll need down the road.

    One of those items you might forget or run out of is toilet paper. What would you do without it? There’s a certain plant that doubles as toilet paper and as a medicinal substance. Once you learn to identify it, you’ll feel much more comfortable about entering the woods. This plant is also native to North America so it’s available in most forests across the continent. I’ll give you a hint: its nicknames include bunny ears, tinder plant and donkey ears.

    Let’s see what this plant is called and how it can help you in the wilderness!

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    50 Comments

    1. Janine Park said:

      You can also grow lambs ears, same reason. But mullein is a bennial, and lambs ears is perennial. So, makes more sense to me to grow lambs ears.

    2. Roxanne Hawes said:

      I had lambs ear before. Looked it up. Google said it was used in place of bandages during the Civil War. Can be invasive.

    3. Addie Dorro said:

      This comes up somewhere in my yard every year. Probably drives my perfectly manicured lawns neighbors crazy. This and milkweed I let grow wherever they choose.

    4. Anonymous said:

      Isis I have these all over the yard
      Did any made it your way?

    5. Evelyn Lorene Burns said:

      I have volunteers in my yard. My mother in law used to make mullein tea for colds. My sisters in law have continued making the tea.

    6. Eula Wooton Jones said:

      Charlene Southard makes good tea for a cough or your lungs. I buy the Tea bags for tea

    7. Eula Wooton Jones said:

      Charlene Southard Mom uset o go to the woods and gather it and make Tea and sweeten it with homd made Sargrammolasses

    8. Eula Wooton Jones said:

      Charlene Southard This is what it says on the box. ” Organic Mullen Herbal Suppliment ” made by ALVITA . Check Walmart and see, I could have go this at The Old Country Store which is a Health Food Store.

    9. Eula Wooton Jones said:

      These people have Hacked into my facebook with stuff I can’t delete. Does any one know how I can get rid of them ?

    10. Jamie Chad Albert said:

      This plant is good for lots…. Very healing I make teas and edibles from it every year. And yes it’s good for clearing out the lungs …. It grows wild here and have lots of it. I also use the primrose plant in the same manner. I make a beautiful full plant tea including the roots, and it taste actually the most like actual tea in comparison to other wild plants I tea… Yummy and healthy .. Kid friendly and also pet friendly…you can also smoke the dried leaves and flowers.

    11. Marshana Gill said:

      Do not use as toilet paper! Tiny hairs can cause a great amount of itching.

    12. Julie Conway said:

      Lambs ear grows wild where I live so any time we go hiking no tp is carried with us. It has so many uses that it is truly one of the plants that is a hikers best friend.

    13. Lori Ward said:

      You’re gonna have a sore butt if you wipe with this. Mullein has tiny hairs on it that will poke you like a needle and get down in your skin! But if you want to heal your lungs you can smoke it or inhale the smoke from it. Also useful made into a tea or cough syrup (strained)

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