What are the pros? Appearance, Edible, Medicinal
What are the cons? absolutely none
This and the Broadleaf (P. major) are my most beloved and commonly used medicinal plants. Not only is it very strongly anti-microbial, it is also a Vulnerary, meaning it speeds up the healing process greatly! With these marvelous plants, I very effectively treat everything from small cuts, lacerations, abrasions, burns, bacterial/viral infections of the skin, and fungal infections (internal and external). I live in jungle which is by its very nature teeming with life, including all manner of pathogens. Also great used the same on chickens, guinea fowl, dogs. They also seek it out to eat when they have internal issues that the Plantago can help.
I tear my hands up constantly, and any time I want to prevent or stymie an already existing infection I go straight to these. No infection ever takes hold. Its amazing and I don't understand why more don't sing the Plantago's praises!
To use it, mash to a pulp and make a poultice. Place on the site in need and wrap. Works best kept MOIST.
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