This weed is known to grow worldwide and nowadays, medicine has been using it for many healing purposes. We commonly refer to it as plantain weed. This is one of the most useful medicines on the planet.
North America is one of the most common territories where this herb can be found- it even grows out of roads, streets, gardens, sidewalks and almost everywhere the sun shines. There is a famous saying – ‘A plant grows where it’s most needed’. Populated areas are in need of this plant due to the fact that many people battle various illnesses and diseases, so this plant can be quite helpful in fighting them.
This familiar weed belongs to the family of clumped perennial herbs which usually reach about 4 inches in height. The plantain weed is divided in 2 main types: common plantain and narrow-leaved plantain which have narrower leaves with a few prominent ribs. Canada is another country where these plants continuously grow. The best about this weed is that it can easily be used in the medical field. These following properties make this plant one of the most used medicines on the planet:
Healing wounds: This is one of the main purposes of this weed. By chewing it or turning it into a paste it can be applied to the wound and cease the bleeding. This is due to the fact that this plant provides soothing and cooling properties. Moreover, it can be helpful with scratches and scrapes of all sorts. You may also use it as an anti-venomous substance since it purifies the blood easily.
Proper digestion: Because it contains many antibiotics, the plantain weed can be used if you are suffering from digestive disorders. In particular, the leaves and the seeds are amazing when it comes to dealing with inflammation processes and can help rectify and improve the gut lining. Seeds especially can be marvellous for cleansing the digestive tract since they can absorb the harmful toxins and improve your stool.
Respiratory diseases and congestion: Due to the mineral silica, plantain weed can effortlessly relieve and clear up congestion and mucus. Coughs, colds, flu and other respiratory conditions are also treated by using this plant.
Blood disorders: Plantain weed can treat nearly any blood disease and it is quite efficient with glandular disorders, mercury poisoning, diarrheal issues, female conditions, injuries, bites and skin rashes.
Haemorrhoids: Plantain weed can posses powerful properties that are helpful with healing wounds and this is beneficial for haemorrhoids as well. What it does is, it stops the haemorrhoidal bleeding and can cure cysts, too.
Toothaches: The root of his plant can be turned to powder which is extremely beneficial for eliminating toothaches. In case you do not have this powder, chewing the root only, will release you from pain. Because plantain weed is considered an anthelmintic, it can be consumed as a tea and thus eliminate internal worms.