The greatness of Greater Plantain

Greater Plantain (plantago major ) native to Ireland is a wild perennial medicinal edible, highly nutritious, containing vitamins A, B, C and K, calcium, fibre, fat, protein, silicon, sodium, zinc and tannin. The nutty-flavoured seeds are also considered a good source of protein. It can be quite bitter to taste and so easier to eat in soups for example . Medicinally it is used to prevent external bleeding , to treat cuts bruises sores etc , also beneficial for kidney disease , bowel disorders and intestinal worms . Always do your research first of course to ensure the plant suits you . Found on margins and edges like roadsides footpaths and pretty much everywhere that needs a bit of mending , joining, healing. Look down, look close, look deep. ♥️

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