This Plantain salve is made by hand in small batches by solar infusing organic Plaintain leaves in extra virgin olive oil and Almond oil to extract the natural properties of the plant. The oil is then mixed with 100% natural organic beeswax to make a salve. Plantain properties have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effecs and is often used to soothe the skin, prevent infections, and accelerate healing. Vitamine E oil is added to make the salve last longer.
Sold in 30 ml resealable tins for convenience, easy access and transportability.
“Legend has it that Alexander the Great discovered it and brought it with him back to Europe in 327 BCE. It has been referred to as the Whiteman’s Foot by Native Americans, as wherever they went, it seemed to spring up. and in some places, it is seen as a noxious, invasive weed. It is, however, a useful little plant. It has been used by many cultures the world over, and the Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs.
Plantain is another of the ancient Saxons ‘Nine Sacred Herbs’. It is believed that the ‘waybread’ (Wegbrade) in the Nine Herbs Charm is Plantain. Although this seems to have been due to its medicinal properties rather than its magical.
Plantain seed is often found in grain seeds and it is thought that this is how the herb spread across the world. It was called “White man’s footprint” by Native Americans because it sprouted up wherever European settlers had spent any amount of time. The classic Latin name Plantago was formed from the Latin word ‘Planta‘ meaning the ‘sole of the foot’
It was also called “Soldier’s herb” due to its use as a field dressing.
In Devon it was often referred to as ‘Cuckoo Bread’ and it was believed that once, every seven years it changed into a cuckoo and flew away.
It was believed to be a protective plant being hung in the home for this purpose or carried to protect against the dangers of travel such as snake-bites. In Ireland it is associated with St. Patrick who is also associated with ‘averting snakes’.
Used since prehistoric times, it is referenced many times from the Anglo-Saxons to Chaucer and Shakespeare.
Traditional Uses & Benefits of Plantain
Plantains leaves have been used for centuries all over the world as a remedy for wounds and a number of problems related to the skin, respiratory organs, digestive organs, reproductive organs and circulatory system. Both the Greater Plantain & the Ribwort Plantain have these properties. However the Greater Plantain is also edible; use the tender young leaves in salads and the older larger leaves cooked (as you would spinach), all parts of Greater Plantain are edible including the seeds.
A range of biological activities has been found from plant extracts including wound healing activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, weak antibiotic, immuno modulating and antiulcerogenic activity. Some of these effects may attribute to the use of this plant in folk medicine2.
Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and in calcium.
The leaves are a traditional remedy (originally chewed) for bee stings & insect bites, the itching of nettle stings, allergic rashes and minor burns, cuts and sores.
The leaves can be used to make a salve for the above purposes.
New young leaves can be used raw in salads and cooked as ‘greens’.
Older leaves can be used to make a tea/tissane which due to Plantains astringent properties can aid colds and diarrhea.
Plantain tea can also be used as a mouthwash for sore gums, throats and mouth ulcers.
A Plantain tea can also be used for washing the skin, hair and scalp where ‘itchy or sore’ conditions exist.
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