Out of all of the “weeds” that I gather, plantain is probably at the top of the list.
It is just good for so many things.
It can be used as a food source, as well as used medicinally.
It has wound healing properties that make it a winner in my book.
It grows pretty much EVERYWHERE (in North America).
To use as a food source gather the leaves when the plant is young, and tender to eat raw in salads. You can also saute much like spinach.
VERY yummy!To use medically, you have several options:
- Use fresh (when in season) -simply crush, or chew, and place it on a wound
- Dry to preserve for later-simply allow to dried herb to re-hydrate in distilled water for a bit to use like fresh.
- Alcohol preserved-this way makes a tincture that has benefits with asthma symptoms, or cold and cough.
- Glycerin preserved- will not last as long as the alcohol preserved, but it is easier to get a child to take this version because it is sweeter.
This remedy is ALWAYS in my “medicine” cabinet ready to get to work.
It is NATURAL.
It is FREE.
And, it WORKS.
The US FDA does not approve this, however the German equivalent to the FDA does. Makes ya wonder…hmmm.
It has been shown to possess medical properties, including being:
This is just naming a few!!!
Do the research!!! It is amazing!!!
DISCLAIMER: I am not a DR. I am not telling you to replace any medication with any herbal treatment. I m stating what I do with MY family. I am not AGAINST medication. I just believe it should be reserved for life threatening BACTERIAL illnesses.