midoriherbs

The wonderful world of herbs!

PLANTAIN

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plantagoThis 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

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