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Plantain Leaf*

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Plantain Leaf (Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description: Plantain is a hardy and prolific perennial plant, belonging to the Plantaginaceae family. It has a very short light brown rhizome, large and broadly ovate leaves with parallel ribs running along their length, and slender tapered flowerspikes with yellow-green flowers.

Origin: Hungary

Other Names: Cuckoo's Bread, English-man's Foot, The Leaf of Patrich, Patrick's Dock, Ripple Grass, St. Paterick's Leaf, Slan-lus, Snakebite, Snakeweed, Waybread, Weybroed, White Man's Foot

Part Used: Leaf

Culinary Uses: To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons of Plantain Leaf, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Plantain is used to clear mucous from the body, and to neutralize toxins. As a mild tea it is used to treat lung problem, and as a stronger tea is used to treat stomach ulcers. It is also used for diarrhea, bladder infections, and for treating wounds.