Source of Recipe
Broad leaf and narrow leaf. Also rattlesnake plantain.
Edibility: Remove the ribs and eat leaves steamed or fresh in a salad (the seeds are also edible.) Plantain leaves have been used medicinally both internally and externally for thousands of years. Internal usage: cholesterol, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, indigestion, irritable bowel, kidney/bladder inflammation, liver problems, mouth ulcers/canker sores, liver problems, uterine tonic. External usage: bites/stings, eczema/psoriasis, cuts/bleeding wounds, leucorrhea/yeast, rashes/contact dermatitis, toothaches, ulcers/cold sores, varicose veins.
List of Ingredients
Leaves eaten raw or boiled 5 minutes, young leaves eaten raw in spring.
Seeds, winnow and grind into flour, or cook like rice. (psyllum)
Use for burns, insect bites, rash and sores.
Cowlitz and Klallam. (Rattlesnake plantain).
Use leaves in soup, or as stuffed cabbage. Bake at 250 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
For cold and flu. Use 1 tablespoon dry or fresh whole plantain to 1 cup water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten.
For burns, etc....use 1 pound whole plant, chopped and cook in lard on low heat till mushy and green. Strain while hot and use for burns, bites, rash and sores.