Saturday, July 30, 2011

Recipe for Plantain Oil & Info

Recipe for Plantain Oil:

Harvest the green plantain leaves, clean them in cool water and dry off all moisture. Tightly pack the leaves into a clean, dry jar. Completely cover the leaves with olive oil. Place the jar out of direct sunlight and keep at room temperature for six weeks. Every day for the first week, top off the oil so that it completely covers the leaves. After six weeks, strain out the plant material and the plantain oil is now ready for use. Transfer the oil to brown bottles, preferably, or a glass jar away from direct sunlight.
Note: You should always consult with your health practitioner before undertaking any new herbal or alternative course of treatment.

plantain grows on most lawns, along with common dandelions.Plantain does not have a blossom, it only has a compact seed head that shoots upward and turns from green to brown as the seeds mature.Plantain is both edible and medicinal, and it is a first-choice remedy for many skin ailments. All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are usable.It is an excellent astringent to stop bleeding and promote the healing of cuts, skin infections and poison ivy. The root of plantain can be chewed to ease the pain of toothaches.It is safe and effective for bee stings, bleeding, bruises, insect bites, hemorrhoids, and itchy skin. When used as an appetite suppressant, it may even lower cholesterol.

Plantain can be used as poultice, you can chop a plantain leaf with a knife or other sharp instrument, add a little water and apply it to a wound. For an emergency treatment when camping or at the park you can make a poultice for insect bites and bee stings from the leaves of the plantain plant by chewing a plantain leaf, placing it on the wound, and covering it with a band-aid or strip of cloth to hold it in place. A plantain poultice can also be used for drawing out splinters or thorns.

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