Plantain Leaf Cut & Sifted

Plantain Leaf Cut & Sifted

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Also known as Cuckoo's Bread, Ripple Grass, Waybread, common plantain has a long history of use in North America, earning a place in Native American history as well as in English herbal literature dating to the early 1600s.

Today, Slan-lus, an old name for plantain that means “plant of healing,” is used in tea blends. Because the plant contains a compound called aucubin, one of several iridoid glycosides that plants use as defense from pathogens, plantain leaf is also used to make infused oils and tinctures for topical use.

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approximate cups to one pound12
originunited states
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLeafy with a pleasant but unremarkable fragrance.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in making soaps, lotions, salves and other skin care products. May also be tinctured for topical use.
culinaryBrew as tea, alone or in combination with other botanicals to enhance flavor.

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plaintain leaf

Pleasant tasting, but flavor improves when blended with other herbs such as peppermint.

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what else you should know

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plaintain leaf

Plantain, also called Broadleaf Plantain and Great Plantain, is a rugged, low-growing plant that easily tolerates poor soil conditions, heat and constant foot traffic. In fact, for people who insist on maintaining a perfectly manicured lawn, plantain is considered a persistent nuisance plant.

While plantain thrives with little requirements, this little plant has served as a nutritious source of food in times of scarcity. The leaf is abundant in vitamins A and B1 and several minerals, including calcium.

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