Have you ever heard of a weed that’s good for a snakebite, such as the bite from a rattlesnake? Well, this one is widely known for growing between the cracks of a sidewalk and, of course, in one’s yard. This weed has the same name as a fruit and is spelled the same way. This amazing medicinal plant or weed is called, “plantain.”

Plantain is a great edible plant for one’s table. The young leaves of a plantain can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, or sautéed, and while the older leaves can be tough, they can also be cooked and eaten as well.

The seeds of the plantain, which are produced on a distinctive flower spike, can be cooked like a grain or ground like a flour, and are related to the more well-known psyllium seeds, which are sold as a fiber supplement and natural laxative. As with any medicinal plant, one must be careful with it. Furthermore, the seeds can also chase away parasitic words. The following is a tea that can be made:
To Make Herbal Tea:
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of dry or fresh whole seeds and all, 1 cup of boiling water
Directions: Steep for 10 minutes then strain. Sweeten to taste and drink as needed.

There is a natural chemical, “Acubin,” along with several others, is the reason for this plant’s healing powers. It has been used as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, laxative and poultice. Sufferers of asthma and other lung irritations such as bronchitis and hay fever, rheumatism and blood sugar have been aided. The root has been used to heal bowel ailments ranging from hemorrhoids to irritable bowel syndrome.

Regular use of this herb creates a dislike for tobacco by the body so one’s lungs might get to heal faster by helping one to quit smoking!

Obviously, this plant is quite amazing!!!
One can easily make a salve from plantain for treating burns, bites, sores, rashes, and as a night cream for wrinkles.
To Make a Salve:
In a large non-metallic pan, add 1 pound of whole plantain chopped along with 1 cup of lard.
(traditional lard or pork fat can be purchased at
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Cover and using a low heat cook until it becomes a green mush. While hot, strain the mush into salve jars or small jars you can reach a spoon into.

Another edible weed is the mallow and it has nothing to do with the word, “marshmallow.” Mallow or malva, also known as cheeseweed, due to the shape of its seed pods, can be found in many laws or garden beds across the United States. The leaves and the seed pods are both edible, either raw or cooked, and like many greens, are often more tender when smaller and less mature. The older leaves can be used like any other cooked green after steaming, boiling, or sautéing them.

Be sure to check out, “Lost Book of Remedies,” which contains several pictures to help one identify the weed or plant. The book goes into depth about hundreds of healing plants, including weeds. It’s must-need for ALL wanting to find a way to either cut-back on pharmaceutical drugs or high medical expenses. Wouldn’t it be amazing that every plant or weed that grows in your yard offers food at your table along with providing medicinal remedies?

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional. As with any suggestion concerning food or medicine, speak with a notable professional to learn more.

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