According to mythology, broadleaf plantain originated from a girl who stood on the road side and waited… for so long that she grew roots and turned into a roadside plant. Later, in Christianity, it became a symbol of the path that leads to Christ. Ancient Romans applied it to wounds – Roman naturalist Pliny mentioned it as a remedy for ulcers, while his compatriot, physician Galen, wrote that the plant’s leaf cools inflamed tissue and extracts pus. American Indians used it for snake and insect bites, the ancient Saxons considered it one of the nine sacred plants, the Aztecs ate it regularly. It has been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and in our nation from time immemorial.
One of the most common uses of plantain is as cure for respiratory organ diseases. Plantain and honey are a winning combination to combat cough, bronchitis and asthma. In addition, it effectively stops bleeding and helps heal wounds, and is valuable as treatment for swollen glands, bleeding gums, toothache, skin diseases, burns, bruises, frostbites, acne, rosacea, blisters on the feet and hands, haemorrhoids, menstrual discharge, ulcers, high fever, and has a very beneficial effect on the stomach. It can also be eaten – fresh, in salads, boiled with other leafy green vegetables, or blended and taken as a detox drink.
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