Ingredient Rundown: Plantain

Plantain is one of the most common herbs native to North America. It can be found in lawns, on the side of the road and even growing in the cracks of sidewalks.


Plantain is considered by many as a weed, however it has been long considered a valuable medicinal herb. Just a few of the traditional uses for plantain are topically for sunburn, stings, insect bites, poison ivy, rashes, burns and minor cuts.

Studies show that plantain has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Plantain is rich in tannin that draws the tissue together to help stop bleeding. Another constituent of plantain is allantoin that helps promote healing. These are some of the reasons that organic plantain leaf is the primary ingredient in Indian Meadow Herbals’ Bite Balm. Plantain is also used in the formulation of Skin Healer Salve.

You can find much more information on traditional medicinal plants and herbs at the National Library of Medicine. Click here for additional information about plantain.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Categories: Herbs

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