Latin Name: Plantago lanceolata L.

Other Names: n/a

Characteristics

  • Narrow leaves
  • Parallel leaf veins
  • 1 - 2 feet tall
  • known as “Mother of Herbs”

Edible Uses

  • Leaves
  • Seeds

Medicinal Uses

  • Leaves
  • Seeds
  • Astringent
  • High mucilage content
  • High tannin content

Other Uses

  • n/a

Cautionary Uses

  • n/a

References

  1. Book: Magic and Medicine of Plants, Reader’s Digest, 1986.