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Plantain, Rib Grass: Plantago major/lanceolata

Plantain is one of my herb teacher, Michael Vertolli's, favorite healing herbs for epithelia, skin and mucus membranes, for as he describes, it is a wonderful mild balance of vulnerary (healing), demulcent (stimulating health mucus), and astringent (binding/tightening).

It is useful on its own, or in combination, for all internal epithelia, gut, urinary, lungs, etc. And it can be used as a poultice externally. Or just mash it up between your hands and put the juice on wounds (where you don't fear for infection).


more to come, but I want to post this start for now.
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