There are few plants that are as healing to the body as plantain. This plant was so important to the European immigrants that they brought the seeds with them on their long journey across the Atlantic Ocean and planted this plant everywhere they went. The First Nations Peoples took to calling it "white man's footprint" because wherever the European immigrants settled, they were sure to find plantain growing.
I often use this plant in salves or as a spit poultice in the garden when I have a cut or sting that needs soothing. As a tincture, plantain is as healing to the intestines as it is topically to the skin. Use for intestinal ulcers and inflammation, heartburn, mouth ulcers, urinary tract inflammation, and so much more.
Plantain is also an expectorant, as well as soothing to sore throats, and as a tincture it can help gently move out phlegm.
The tincture can also be used topically to soothe the itch of insect bites and poison ivy rashes.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please refer to your medical provider with questions.
Fresh leaves in Everclear bottled in 1 ounce amber glass dropper bottles.
I generally start any tincture with 5-10 drops in a bit of water. Wait 15 minutes and see how you feel. You can take another 5-10 drops in water every 15 minutes until you feel the effects of the tincture in your body. Keep track of how many drops you have taken before you notice the effects, this is your body's dose of the tincture.
This tincture is safe to take three or four times daily or just once in awhile as needed.