Species Detail

Plantago sp. L.
Plantain


Scientific Name:  
Plantago sp. L.
Common Name:  
Plantain
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Plantago sp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  prepared as greens
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  leaves collected and mashed into a poultice and put on sunburns for healing
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  leaves of wide-leaved plantain Plantago major; an exotic picked; crushed and put on burns
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  cure for pink eye. Leaves mashed and put placed in a damp cloth and put over the eyes
No Reference Specified Use - Food  leaves gathered; after thick; stringy veins removed; and cooked as greens
Botanical Sources  
Plantago sp. L.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Plantago sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Not specifically referring to this species; 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; flag 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!