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plantain


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Species
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plantain
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Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Walker, M. 2004, June 2 Use - Medicinal 

Leaves of wide-leaved plantain Plantago major, an exotic species picked, crushed and put on burns.

Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal 

Used as a treatement for pink eye. Leaves mashed and put placed in a damp cloth and put over the eyes.

Rafert, S. 1989 Use - Food 

Prepared as greens.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Plantago leaves are gathered. After the thick, stringy veins are removed, they are cooked as greens.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Medicinal 

Plantago leaves collected and mashed into a poultice and put on sunburns for healing.

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Gonella, M.P 2003-2006  

Eugene Brown recounted the story of his grandmother, Rebecca M. Stitt Walker, gathering a number of wild herbs to help heal a man with who had come seeking treatment for his severe toothache. His grandmother took him out towards the woods and first gathered a big, flat-leaved herb possibly the introduced common plantain, Plantago major from their yard which she scraped the outer layer off of, and got the juicy pulp, then rolled it up, in a "burrito" like fashion. Then she proceeded towards the woods and there gathered other herbs which she mixed with the first. She tried to put this mix on his gums but the man wouldnt let her. She told him to how to apply it to the bad tooth and he left. A year later Eugene saw this man hanging around, with hollowed out cheeks. Eugene asked his grandmother what had happened with the mans tooth problem and she said he probably put it all over his mouth and lost all his teeth!