Monday, December 7, 2015


This image is the type of Plantain we have growing here on the Oregon coast. It's properties are identical to the wider leaf variety pictured here.
Latin Name:Plantago major

Parts used: The whole plant. Usually Leaves and seeds

Identification Notes:Common in most areas, can grow in practically any environment.

How used:Leaves can be used in salads or cooked like spinach, the seeds can be eaten raw or cooked.

Medicinal uses: A poltice of Plantain leaves can be used to heal cuts and insect bites. It helps to reduce swelling and infection, it is a very worthwhile plant to become familiar with.