Plantain

19 Sep

Plantain is a fantastic plant that has many healing properties. It is most renowned for its ability to draw toxins out of the skin, neutralize pain, and reduce swelling. All you have to do top reap the benefits of plantain is chew up a leaf and apply it topically like a poultice. This works great for cuts, scratches, and bug bites! If you’re allergic to bee stings, knowing about this edible may one day come in handy. While filming my wild edible videos, I encounter bee stings regularly. Each time I’m stung, I drop what I’m doing and go on a search for plantain. I chew up the greens, apply the green mixture to my wound and within minutes I am swelling and pain free. It works like a charm every time. Plantain is also very edible. Watch the video below to learn more:

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