Other: broad-leaf plantain, greater plantain
Plantago major L.
Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
The common plantain is of Eurasian descent, but has since been naturalized around the world with particular prominence in the United States.
Plantain has been used by many cultures the world over, and the Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs. It was considered an early Christian symbol. Despite its usefulness, plantain is considered a noxious weed in some regions outside of its native range.
The whole leaf and some stem is acceptable.
Eaten raw and fresh in salads, as a tea, in tincture form and as an external compress.
Specific: No known precautions.
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