The Incredible Healer; Plantain

By | June 11, 2016

Your Garden is your pharmacy (Food is Medicine, Medicine is Food). Episode 2: Plantain, a miracle “weed” that grows in your garden…

“Plantain has been used as a panacea in some Native American cultures and with some very good reasons. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic. The leaves, shredded or chewed, are a traditional treatment for insect and animal bites and the antibacterial action helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching. There is some investigation ongoing to study its effects on lowering blood sugar.” Mountain Rose Herbs


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