Plantain is a remarkable plant with a long history in herbal medicine. In the Highlands the Plantain is still called 'Slan-lus,' or plant of healing. Our Saxon ancestors esteemed it highly and in the old Lacnunga the 'Weybroed' is mentioned as one of nine sacred herbs. Externally, it is effective on any kind of skin disorder when the leaves are bruised and simply rubbed on the skin. Alternatively it can be made into an oil or ointment and stored for convenient external use.
Traditionally used for rashes, wounds, ulcerations, cuts, swelling, sprains, bruises, burns, eczema, cracked lips, poison ivy, mosquito bites, diaper rash, boils, hemorrhoids, and blisters. Apparently, placing the leaves in your shoes will help prevent blistering on the feet!
From the days of Chaucer onwards we find reference in literature to the healing powers of Plantain. Gower (1390) says: 'And of Plantaine he hath his herb sovereine'. Chaucer mentions it in the Prologue of the Chanounes Yeman. Shakespeare, both in Love's Labour's Lost, iii, i, and in Romeo and Juliet, I, ii, speaks of the 'plain Plantain' and 'Plantain leaf' as excellent for a broken skin, and again in Two Noble Kinsmen, I, ii: 'These poore slight sores neede not a Plantin.' Shenstone in the Schoolmistress: 'And plantain rubb'd that heals the reaper's wound.'
Organic Plantain Infused Herbal Oil
Though Plantain was considered by the ancient Saxons to be one of the nine sacred herbs, this appears to be more due to the medicinal qualities of the plant than its magickal energies. In Magickal lore, it is bound to Mars and Fire.
Plantain is brewed as a tea for divination and vivid dreams, and it is considered a protection herb when placed in a charm around the neck of a child. For healing and purification, place fresh or dried Plantain leaves or roots in a mesh bag hung under the faucet for bathwater. Pinches of dried herb can be tossed into a fireplace or over the flame of a candle, or thrown into an easterly wind for healing wishes. Burning Plantain leaves or roots enhances the magickal powers of other herbs.
This is a 100% natural product and contains no preservatives of any kind. We recommend that it is stored with the lid tightly closed, in a cool, dark place and used within six months