Bulk Plantain Herb Powder

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Plantain Herb Powder

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Plantain, often referred to as Greater Plantain and by a variety of other common names, is a broadleaf herb that has the distinction of being the most widely distributed and abundant foraging crops in the world.

According to John Abercrombie, Scottish horticulturist and botany professor at the University of Cambridge and co-author of Every Man His Own Gardener, first published in 1767, plantain leaf was among the most popular salad herbs enjoyed in his day. Today, the powdered leaf is often encapsulated as a dietary supplement, or used to make poultices, salves and other topical preparations.

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approximate cups to one pound12
originunited states
active compoundsFlavonoids, Iridoids, Tannins, Esters, Benzoic acids
plant part usedaerial parts, leaves

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaGreen powder without significant aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil to make salves, balms and creams.
culinaryPlantain powder is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement, although it can also be added to smoothies and other foods.

flavor profile

plaintain herb

Grass-like in flavor, but not unpleasant.

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plaintain herb

Plantain is a broadleaf herb original to Asia and Europe but now distributed throughout the world. Depending on locale, the herb is known by many different common names including Snakeweed, Ripple Grass and Englishman’s Foot, although it is best known as Common or Great Plantain.

In powdered form, plantain is easy to incorporate into herbal powders and moist poultices to address insect bites, minor cuts and other skin irritations. A rich source of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and riboflavin, plantain powder is also encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

Description:  The leaves are gathered as necessary. It grows from a very short rhizome, which bears below a great number of long, straight, yellowish roots, and above, a large, radial rosette of leaves and a few long, slender, densely-flowered spikes. The leaves are ovate, blunt, abruptly contracted at the base into a long, broad, channelled footstalk (petiole). The blade is 4 to 10 inches long and about two-thirds as broad, usually smooth, thickish, five to eleven ribbed, the ribs having a strongly fibrous structure, the margin entire, or coarsely and unevenly toothed. The flower-spikes, erect, on long stalks, are as long as the leaves, 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick and usually blunt. The flowers are somewhat purplish-green, the calyx four parted, the small corolla bell-shaped and four-lobed, the stamens four, with purple anthers. The fruit is a two-celled capsule, not enclosed in the perianth, and containing four to sixteen seeds.

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