What Is the English Plantain Weed?

Answer Many people consider English plantain, scientific name Plantago lanceolata, a lawn weed. Despite its common name, it is not related to the plantain banana -- it is a small herbaceous plant that pr... Read More »

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Where does English plantain grow?

English plantain, also known as ribwort plantain, is native to Europe and Asia, according to Georgetown University. The weed is found throughout North America in meadows, yards and roadsides. Engli... Read More »

Can you eat a plantain raw?

On One Hand: Yes, You Can Eat Raw PlantainsPlantains are most often fried or baked, because doing so breaks down some of the starch that makes it rough on the digestive system to eat them raw. Eati... Read More »

Can you eat plantain bananas raw?

On One Hand: Certain Plantains Can Be Eaten RawThere are different varieties of plantains, and the sweeter or softer the plantain is, the better it will taste raw, and the easier it will be on the ... Read More »

What is plantain salve?

Plantain salve is used to treat bleeding, insect bites, sunburn and rash. The herb bears the same name as the small bananas grown in tropical climates, but Plantago major is a common green plant t... Read More »