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Plantago lanceolata (Plantain)

There are about 200 species in the Plantago genus. The three most common varieties are broadleaf plantain (Plantago major), Rugel�s plantain (Plantago rugelii), and ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata). Other names for Plantago lanceolata are narrow-leaf plantain, English plantain, lamb�s tongue, or buckhorn. It is a common weed. Plantago means �sole of the foot� in Latin because the leaves grow near to ground level. and lanceolata means �lance� in Latin. A great plant for your herbal first aid kit, ribwort plantain is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding as it quickly decreases the bleeding and encourages the repair of damaged tissues. They help greatly when applied externally to skin inflammations, cuts, and stings. Plantain also contains a lot of mucilage and soothe the gut lining.