Spring is here, and with it we start spending more time outside with insects that bite and sting, pollen, and plants like poison ivy. We get sunburns, scrapes, and scratches. One simple 'weed' can help heal all of these minor irritations -- Plantain.
Plantain cools "hot" conditions. If you scrape your knee or get stung by a bee, the injured area burns/stings, gets red, and swells -- these are all hot conditions. Plantain's cooling, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary, and antimicrobial properties are the perfect solution for these situations.
A good example of this is a 3 week trip I took with my daughter and grandkids last fall. We spent a lot of time camping and hiking, visiting zoos and other fun places. There were plenty of mosquito bites, chigger bites, bumps, bruises, scrapes, and scratches. I took four tubes of my BBG butter - a salve with Plantain and Comfrey infused oils. It took the sting and itch out of all the bites. It soothed and cooled the scrapes, scratches, and bumps. Interestingly, one of my grandsons scratched his arm on something -- the scratch was about 6 inches long, bright red, and just deep enough to draw little drops of blood along the whole scratch. I put the BBG Butter on the full length of the scratch. It knocked out the pain in less than a minute. The next morning, the skin had already closed up without a scab.
Plantain also has moistening properties, which, combined with its cooling and healing properties make it a good herb for GI and lung issues like ulcers, leaky gut, reflux, and dry coughs. Plantain seeds are full of fiber, so they're a great solution for constipation.
These are just a few of the therapeutic properties of Plantain. To read more about this versatile herb, check out my datasheet in the membership section.
The information contained in this blog is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.