When it comes to weeding in your garden, you have probably already noticed this plant that grows too often , even when you uproot it! In truth, we should rather think of maintaining it, for it has unsuspected virtues and medicinal properties that could always be useful to you.
Indeed, it used to be used as a natural remedy against various health problems. And today, even scientists admit that it is beneficial for health …
It is plantain, a herbaceous plant with multiple virtues!
Called by the Amerindians ” White Man’s Foot ” around the 1600s, plantain would always grow where the Europeans “disturbed” the soil. Indeed, it is found around the world because of its ease of adaptation. This plant will grow in your garden as well as on a poor and rocky soil. You can even find them along a road, alongside the dandelions …
Antimicrobial, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, astringent, softener, diuretic, hemostatic, expectorant , plantain would even be effective against sore throat or cough.
Here are all the benefits of this herbaceous plant:
Rich in vitamin A and C, this plant is also beneficial to the eyes by fighting against the conjunctiva or even degeneration which is a cause of blindness. In addition, people also use it to relieve insect bites by rubbing a plantain leaf on the affected area. Plantain would also be excellent against wounds , cuts, crusty dermatosis, vipers bites, white discharge, gingivitis, and many others.
For internal use, plantain helps purify the body by removing toxins from the blood, stomach or lungs. It can also be used for diarrhea, dysentery, nephritis, tuberculosis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, chronic bronchitis, hemophilia, uterine or pulmonary haemorrhage, and even developmental delays in younger people.
This plant can be consumed in the form of herbal tea too