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Plantain Leaf c/s - Stone Creek Health Essentials

Plantain Leaf c/s

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Botanical Name - Plantago major

Other Names - Cuckoo's Bread, Ripple Grass, Waybread, common plantain, Slan-lus

Origin - Bulgaria

Flavor Profile - Pleasant tasting, but flavor improves when blended with other herbs such as peppermint.

Culinary Usages - Brew as tea, alone or in combination with other botanicals to enhance flavor. 

Cosmetic Usages - Infuse in oil for use in making soaps, lotions, salves and other skin care products. May also be tinctured for topical use.  

While plantain thrives with little requirements, this little plant has served as a nutritious source of food in times of scarcity. The leaf is abundant in vitamins A and B1 and several minerals, including calcium.

Plantain has a long history of use in North America, earning a place in Native American history as well as in English herbal literature dating to the early 1600s.

Today, plantain is used in tea blends. Because the plant contains a compound called aucubin, one of several iridoid glycosides that plants use as defense from pathogens, plantain leaf is also used to make infused oils and tinctures for topical use.

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