Herb latin name: Plantago juncoides

Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Medicinal use of Plantago juncoides:

Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes. Sometimes the seed husks are used without the seeds.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Headlands, cliffs and dry beaches.

Edible parts of Plantago juncoides:

Young leaves - raw or cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. A sowing can be made outdoors in situ in mid to late spring if you have enough seeds.

Cultivation of Plantago juncoides:

Headlands, cliffs and dry beaches.

Known hazards of Plantago juncoides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.