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Plantain is a common weed, with many uses. It is often overlooked in the lawn, due to its low growth habit. For a quick remedy, children often know that a leaf can be chewed into a mash and the entire juicy lump placed onto a bee sting. The pain relief will be immediate.
The leaf of plantain can be lightly bruised, placed onto a wound and bandaged there. The next morning, the astringent quality of the leaf's juices will have drawn any impurities from a dirty wound.
Plantain's seeds can also be used as a bulk laxative although gathering enough, might prove too tedious.
Use plantain in any skin soothing salves, especially a baby rash recipe. If you are camping with a baby who is suffering from a diaper rash, try bruising some leaves and placing them in the diaper, right on the irritated area.
Internally, plantain tea is used for diarrhea. The tea is also useful against a yeast infection. Drinking plantain tea can help with a cough as an expectorant.
All in all, plantain hides many very useful remedies in it's unassuming appearance.