We are pleased to bring you Part II of this Blog about the many extraordinary healing properties of Organic Plaintain leaf! To briefly revisit, Organic Plantain leaf is a very healing plant that's usually thought to be a weed. This herb is a plentiful source of vitamins C, A, and K, and well over 200 species of organic Plantain are found in the world. Plaintain Major, a broad-leaved or common plantain (the kind we use in our "Sweet Feet," Botanical Foot Repair Creme), and Plaintain Lanceolata, narrow-leaved plantain, or ribwort, are the two most common species to North America.
The juice of organic Plantain Leaf is, in fact, antibacterial and very soothing when applied to burns. Similar to organic Comfrey, it contains Allantoin, an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that speeds wound healing and stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
This truly healing plant is probably growing in your back yard or along the driveway and is easy to harvest. Just pick the fresh leaves and macerate them in a high-powered blender or food processor. Then either apply them directly to the skin irritation, or use them to make a wonderfully healing ointment for all types of common skin rashes. The picked leaves can also be dried and later steeped in boiling water for five minutes to make a soothing tea for the digestive tract & nerves. Organic Plaintain's healing qualities include as an anodyne, a mild astringent, an effective diuretic , and styptic/ stops bleeding.
Effective remedies for common rashes, poison ivy, allergic reactions, flea and insect bites and diaper rash can easily be created at home and treated with Plaintain leaf. An ointment made with the leaf will also effectively treat minor burns and speed natural healing. It's a great organic addition to your in-home First-Aid kit!
Natural, organic skin care remedies and products are far more protective and healing to skin than common store brands or cosmetics. Purchase organic skin care and beauty products that include Plaintain Leaf, and avoid potentially damaging the skin with harsh chemicals, dyes and additives. Heal, refresh & rejuvenate your skin instead with this powerful anti-inflammatory gem from nature!