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Devana, the mythological Slavic goddess, protector of animals, patroness of happy love. She wielded a bow and rode a deer. Jan Długosz, as one of the first chroniclers, noted the name of the goddess in his chronicles. The fact that Devana was a powerful deity is evidenced by the fact that a herb was named after her. Jan Długosz was a precursor of research on Slavic beliefs. In the fifteenth century, he wrote Annals, the Chronicles of the famous Polish Kingdom, where he described in detail the Slavic gods and the manner of their worshipping. She was the goddess of the hunt and fertility. According to Długosz, Dziewanna was worshiped mainly by matrons and virgins by laying wreaths in front of her statue. It is for her support that women in labor asked to send them an easy, short and happy childbirth. Common belief was also saying that the goddess blesses every child in childbirth, it is possible that she also had a few words to say about the future fate of this little creature, maybe Dola not only spun the threads of life. As if that were not enough, Dziewanna was also considered the protector of the sick, and prayed to her to implore healing for her relatives, and therefore one of the most useful herbs is named after the goddess.
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The great mullein, greater mullein, or common mullein is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m tall or more. Its small, yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem, which grows from a large rosette of leaves. The flower is used to make medicine for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat. Other uses include asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. It is also used as a sedative and as a diuretic to increase urine output. Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis). The leaves are used topically to soften and protect the skin. In manufacturing, mullein is used as a flavoring ingredient in alcoholic beverages.