Plantain is high in a natural mucilage called arabinoxylan. This along with the linoleic, oleic and plamitic fatty acids gives plantain oil it’s great healing properties.
Conditions Plantain Oil Can Benefit
- Minor Burns
- Bug Bites
- Diaper Rash
- Sore Muscles
- Tired Feet
- Lymph Massage
Plantain is a common weed found in many parts of the country. While most people try to eradicate it from their lawn, little do they know the healing power of this “weed”.
Native Americans call it “white man’s foot print”, for it was not here before the Europeans came to this country.
Plantain (plantago major) grows wild everywhere in the Northeast, and is little known as a healing herb. In fact, most people think of it as a weed, and try to eradicate it. While not exactly a pretty plant, plantain has it’s place in natural healing. Plantain is also known as Broad Leaf Plantain, Ribwort, and Ripple Grass.
Using Plantain Topically
Topically, plantain is great for bug bites. The natural chemicals stops the sting and itching in just minutes. When bitten, dab a little Plantain Oil on the area. Rub it gently. The pain, itche and swelling will go down in just a shot time. Bandage the area if necessary.
Plantain oil, made from steeping plantain in a sweet almond and apricot kernel oil for 8-10 weeks. , is a wonderful remedy for rashes and skin irruptions.
It is one of the key healing ingredients in our Lisepten: Lichen Relief Salve.