Plantain (Plantago major), not to be mistaken with the banana-like fruit, is an effective herb that is commonly mistaken as a weed.
Both the roots and the leaves have a moderate stimulating effect on the circulatory system. It can also be a great remedy for bladder and kidney troubles, assist in healing the lymph and epidermal areas in skin diseases, can provide assistance to the glandular system, help with blood poisoning and reduce swelling.
It is an effective remedy for stings, bites, boils, ringworm, mastitis, bleeding ulcers, bed wetting and scalds.
It can be used in the form of a fluid extract, powder, ointment, tincture or infusion.
A great herb to add to your home medicine cabinet.