Broadleaf Plantain as a Traditional Herbal Remedy

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  • The leaves of Broadleaf Plantain are an amazing wound herb.
  • Rubbed on parts of the body stung by insects, nettles, etc., or as an application to burns and scalds, the leaves give relief and will stop the bleeding of minor wounds.
  • The fresh leaves are applied externally whole or bruised in the form of a poultice.
  • The small mucilaginous seeds have been employed as a substitute for linseed.
  • A decoction of Plantain was considered good in disorders of the kidneys.
  • The powdered dried leaves, taken in drink, was thought to destroy worms.

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  1. I never realised just how versatile this plant was until I went foraging with my tutor from the university who taught me on the edible landscape course! An excellent course that was a pleasure to be a part of perhaps you may have heard of Michelle Fitzsimmons?

  2. Great information on this plant, I hadn’t appreciated just how versatile it is and the good news for me is that there is loads of it near me.

  3. These posts are a must for anyone needing to find out more about herbs. What they look like, what they can be used for and how to prepare them. Super Great.


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