This is such a magical time of year for harvesting herbs and one in particular is growing very prettily now – Plantain. There are two types Plantago lanceolata and Plantago major. (The latter used more for urinary tract infections/haemorrhoids). This valuable little plant is much underrated and I have often heard it said that Plantain is Europe’s Echinacea. You can appreciate why when you see a list of its extensive properties!
– anti-inflammatory – antimicrobial
– anti-histamine – lymphatic
– astringent – demulcent
– anti-catarrhal – diuretic