Actions: Expectorant, antispasmodic, topically healing, antibacterial, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic
Often disregarded as a common weed, plantain is a healing powerhouse (and nutritious to boot!) In addition to the essential minerals and vitamins in plantain, it also contains allantoin, a compound that soothes skin and speeds up healing time. Plantain helps heal wounds, insect bites and stings, burns, rashes, as well as a variety of other skin ailments. It also soothes mucous membranes and the digestive system.