Home / Dried Botanicals / Plantain 50g Plantain 50g£4.08 Plantain has a long history as one of the best healing herbs on the planet as a remedy for wounds, bites, stings and problems related to the skin. Name: Ribwort Plantain Latin Name: Plantago lanceolata 10 in stock Plantain 50g quantity Add to basket Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description Plantain has a long history as one of the best healing herbs on the planet; and is probably the biggest masochist of the plant world – it loves to be trampled. Plantains leaves have been used for centuries all over the world as a remedy for wounds, bites, stings and problems related to the skin. Name: Ribwort Plantain Latin Name: Plantago lanceolata Traditional Uses: Plantain leaves have been used for centuries all over the world as a remedy for wounds and a number of problems related to the skin, respiratory organs, digestive organs, reproductive organs and circulatory system. Both Greater Plantain & the Ribwort Plantain have these properties. However the Greater Plantain is also edible, whilst the Ribwort is higher in medicinal qualities. A range of biological activities has been found from plant extracts including wound healing activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, weak antibiotic, immuno modulating and antiulcerogenic activity. Some of these effects may attribute to the use of this plant in folk medicine. Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and in calcium. The leaves are a traditional remedy (originally chewed first) for bee stings & insect bites, the itching of nettle stings, allergic rashes and minor burns, cuts and sores. The leaves can be used to make a salve for the above purposes. New young leaves can be used raw in salads and cooked as ‘greens’. Older leaves can be used to make a tea/tissane which due to Plantains astringent properties can aid colds and diarrhea. Plantain tea can also be used as a mouthwash for sore gums, throats and mouth ulcers. A Plantain tea can also be used for washing the skin, hair and scalp where ‘itchy or sore’ conditions exist. Properties: Antibacterial: – destroys or suppresses the growth of bacteria Antimicrobial: – destroys or stops the growth of microorganisms Anti-inflammatory: – reduces inflammation Anti-toxic: – counteracts toxins Vulnerary: – of use in the healing of wounds Astringent: – encourages skin cells to contract Cautions: Although there are no known cautions for this herb as with anything care should be taken as it possible to be allergic to any substance. A full in-depth article on Plantain can be found in our blog Related Products Additional information Weight 60 g Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Plantain 50g” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a review. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.