Plantain it’s super nutritious, easy to identify, has no poisonous look-alikes and it is used as medicine Plantago major is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae
It is not to be confused with the type of banana. Plaintain is a common weed that is found in your back yard, and almost in most cities within the United States. It has many medicinal properties.
It has three major components which have anti inflammatory properties. These constituents are allantoin, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. The allantoin is anti inflammatory, the flavonoids is anti microbial and the phenol compound is an anti oxidant.
I use plantain for many insect bites as a poultice and for many wounds.