Herb: Blackseed Plantain
Latin name: Plantago rugelii
Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
Medicinal use of Blackseed Plantain: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. A poultice of the fresh leaves is used to treat burns and inflammations.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp shores, roadsides and waste places.
Edible parts of Blackseed Plantain: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 Blackseed Plantain:Damp shores, roadsides and waste places.
Known hazards of Plantago rugelii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.