Friday, 3 July 2009


I think, along with dandelion, plantain is classed as a nuisance weed yet they are both edible and have significant nutrient value. There are several sites that describe plantain and include references. is one. I have included it in two meals on two consecutive days with no ill effects.

Plantain is said to stop bleeding and heal tissues. It is good for the skin, reduces cholesterol, helps bronchitis, acts as a laxative and is an antibiotic. I have used it with sesame seed oil on my skin with noticeable positive effects. There are two main plantain species growing in Britain and they have similar qualities.