Plantain: Nature’s Band-Aid
Have you seen this weed? Of course you have.
In the park, the lawn, growing between cracks in the asphalt, on the side of the road, the parking lot, you name it. This plant grows just about everywhere.
Sometimes it is confusing because plantain takes on many forms. You will find it growing with teeny one inch leaves when it doesn’t get much water. Then there is the lavishly watered plantain in my garden that has leaves a foot long.
There are two main plantain varieties that grow all around us. Plantago lanceolata has lance-like leaves and plantago major has large, rounded oval leaves. Remember, it is important to have 125% accurate identification of the plants you are using!
I know this wonderful healing plant is growing somewhere near you. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I learned what a useful plant this is even though it had been around me my entire childhood.
Teach your children about this plant now! It is one of the best remedies for bee stings!
Once my son was playing with several children on a lawn. The oldest boy in the group got stung by a bee and started screaming and crying. Gabriel ran and found plantain and helped the boy make a compress and put it on the sting.
The boy stopped crying.
First of all, the kids were a little shocked at how the oldest among them was crying so hard and then they were dumbfounded when he stopped crying instantly by using this green mush.
When all the parents came to pick the children up, the story was repeated over and over and the children informed all the parents that they had to get this plant growing in their yard.
Scroll down and check out the video below about this super useful healing plant and how I like to use it.
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Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!
I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.
When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!
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