Broadleaf Plantain

(Plantago major)

According to mythology, it originated from a girl who stood by the road and waited… for so long that it took root and turned into a roadside plant. Later, in Christianity, it became a symbol of the path that leads to Christ. The ancient Romans applied it to wounds, and the American Indians used it for snake and insect bites. Pliny mentions it as a remedy for ulcers, the ancient Saxons considered it one of the nine sacred plants, the Aztecs ate it regularly, Galen wrote that the leaf of this plant cools inflamed tissue and extracts pus, 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 for the treatment of respiratory organs. 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 in swollen glands, bleeding gums, toothache, treatment of skin diseases, burns, bruises, frostbites, acne, rosacea, blisters on the feet and hands, hemorrhoids, menstrual discharge, ulcers, high fever, and has a very beneficial effect on the stomach. It can also be eaten – fresh, in a salad, boiled with other leafy green vegetables, or blended and taken as a detox drink.

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