This Weed That You Often Ignore is The Most Useful Medicine in The World!
This little weed named Plantin is maybe one of the best alternative medicines in the world. Do not ignore it or step on it next time you see it! Simply collect it, harvest it because t can make miracle for your health.
There are two major types of plantain in Canada: Broadleaf and Lance. In general, all 200, and more, plantin varieties produce or give the same results. It grows especially well in rocky and poor soil (such as driveways for example). We can often see it alongside dandelion. You will see plantain more often growing in construction sites and gravel pits because nature actually seeks to regenerate the soil. Introduced to North America in the 1600s,Native Americans once called it “White Man’s Foot. They were witnesses that where the Europeans tread and disrupted the soil, plantain simply sprung up.
Plantain, the wild weed, has often been the go-to remedy for hikers “troubled” by mosquitoes.
With its astringent nature, it draws toxins from the body. You can crunch, chew and place the plantain as a poultice directly over the site of bug bites, bee stings, acne, glass splinters, slivers or rashes. Bandage the area and let the plantain work and give its magic for 5-12 hours. You can also use plantain to create a balm for emergency kits, or an infusion for a skin or general wash. It is also soothing and notable remedy for hemorrhoids.
People know this wild weed for its amazing healing effect on our digestive system.
This weed is especially useful for those who has been damaged by anti-inflammatory, antibiotics or pain medications, Celiac disease or food allergies. Seeds and leaves specifically target the digestive system for healing. You can steep the leaves as tea, add them to soups, or eat them dried with a sauce similar to kale chips. You can also ground or soak the seeds for bulk mucilage or absorbable fiber. If you consume it before meals, may actually help with weight loss.
Because plantain is high in silica and it is a gentle expectorant, an infusion can be helpful for lung problems, colds and coughs.
This weed is almost a panacea for our body. It treats everything from all digestive issues, menstrual problems and difficulties, to nearly all skin complaints, and even arthritis.
Simply chew to ease thirst, add to salads, or enjoy in stir fries. This wild vegetable will keep you healthy for years to come!