Plantain: A Useful Backyard Herb
In the springtime, I see plantain pop up all over the place, especially where the grass scarcely grows. It is a reminder to add “make healing salve” to my springtime list of things to do. Plantain is also called “white man’s foot” because European settlers brought it with them to America as a medicinal herb in the 1600’s, and it quickly spread. This weed works well in a salve for soothing skin irritations like bug bites, rashes, burns, and scrapes. I love having it around for all my kids’ little boo-boos which seem to multiply as the weather warms up and we are spending more and more time outside.
So, if you want to see how well plantain works for you, do a search in your yard for this wonderful healing weed and check out the many online DIY recipes, or buy some of my Comfrey Plantain Salve here.
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