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Wild About - Plantain | Hunger and Thirst

plantain leaf - gather and dry leaves, infuse in olive oil and make salve for itches and irritation.

Plantain - asthma, emphysema, bladder problems, bronchitis, fever, hypertension, rheumatism and blood sugar control. A decoction of the roots is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, coughs, asthma, hay fever. A natural aversion to tobacco. The root used as an anti-venom for rattlesnakes bites.

Close up plantain herb leaf and spike-Close up plantain herb leaf and spike- Interesting, read it. I will never look at it again as a weed, fascinating plant!

Red clover is a wild edible plant belonging to the legume family that is commonly used as food for cattle. This common edible plant has a long and colourful history. Traditional Chinese medicine believed that it was a good tonic for colds, to purify the blood, and at one time they burned it as incense. Native Americans used it as a salve for burns, as well as for bronchial problems. Many cultures have traditionally used red clover to treat whooping cough, respiratory problems, psoriasis…

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is wild, edible and nutritious food. Identify red clover via its pictures, habitat, height, flowers and leaves.

Black Cohash, over 5 ft tall, enjoys drier soil and partial shade.  Sow seeds in late summer [Location 3, my garden]

Black Cohosh Benefits ----- In the past, Black cohosh was used for circulatory problems, rheumatism, arthritis and to reduce cholesterol. Now it is most well known for its use by women to treat the symptoms of menopause.

This article describes the healing uses of lobelia, an extremely useful herb which has been used for centuries to aid in respiratory health. Lobelia contains an alkaloid called lobeline, which acts as an expectorant, clearing the lungs of mucus and congestion. It also has bronchodilating effects, opening up the airways and promoting deeper breathing.

Parks Wholesale Plants - Riviera Midnight Blue Lobelia which is early blooming with a vigorous flowering habit.