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.
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. www.appliedhealth.com/nutri.page8426.php is one. I have included it in two meals on two consecutive days with no ill effects.