Plantain is a plant (often considered a weed) that grows very well in rocky soil and even in driveways and sidewalk cracks.
Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes. Plantain may also be used to create a balm for emergency kits, or an infusion used as a skin or general wash.
Plantain has some amazing digestive benefits as well…
Plantain is renowned for its healing effect on the digestive system. This is especially useful for anyone who has been damaged by antibiotics, anti-inflammatory or pain medications, food allergies, or Celiac disease.
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