Plantain and How to Make Plantain Salve

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Make your own plantain healing salve at home with the instructions below!


Plantain, (Plantago major), is an herb with broad, oval-shaped leaves that is commonly found in lawns, gardens, and other disturbed areas. Plantago major is hardy and can be found in many parts of the United States, particularly in areas with cool to temperate climates.

Plantain Salve Benefits:
What does plantain salve do?
How to use plantain salve…


It has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties and has been found to have a number of benefits for the skin. Here are a few potential benefits of using plantain for the skin:

    1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Plantain has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation on the skin. This makes it useful for treating a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and dermatitis.

    1. Healing properties: Plantain has been found to have astringent, antibiotic, and wound-healing properties, which may help to speed up the healing process of cuts, scrapes, and other minor skin injuries.

    1. Antioxidant effects: Plantain contains antioxidants that may help to protect the skin from free radical damage and prevent the signs of aging. These antioxidants may also help to reduce inflammation and improve skin elasticity.

    1. Moisturizing effects: Plantain can be used to moisturize and hydrate the skin, helping to keep it smooth and supple.

    1. Anti-fungal effects: Plantain has been found to have anti-fungal properties that may help to kill off fungi and bacteria on the skin, making it useful for treating fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.

It is important to note that while plantain may have these potential benefits for the skin, more research is needed to fully understand its effectiveness. It is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before using plantain or any other herb for medicinal purposes.

Plantain salve is a versatile and effective natural remedy that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as cuts, bruises, insect bites, rashes, eczema, and dry or itchy skin. It is simple to make and can be easily incorporated into your daily skincare routine.

Plantain Salve Recipe

How to make plantain salve, you will need the following ingredients:

    • Dried plantain leaves

    • Olive oil or coconut oil

    • Essential oils (optional)

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make plantain salve at home:

    1. Gather a handful of fresh plantain leaves and wash them thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

    1. Dry the leaves completely and then chop them into small pieces.

    1. Place the chopped plantain leaves in a small saucepan and add enough olive oil or coconut oil to cover them completely.

    1. Heat the mixture over low heat until the plantain leaves are soft and fragrant, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. This process will extract the beneficial compounds from the plantain leaves and infuse them into the oil.

    1. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any debris.

    1. Measure out the plantain-infused oil and add an equal amount of beeswax to the saucepan.

    1. Heat the mixture over low heat until the beeswax has completely melted, stirring constantly to ensure that it is fully incorporated into the oil.

    1. Optional: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the mixture for added fragrance and therapeutic benefits.

    1. Pour the mixture into a clean, dry container and allow it to cool completely before sealing it with a lid.

To use plantain salve, simply apply a small amount to the affected area as needed. It can be used on its own or in combination with other natural remedies, such as aloe vera or calendula. Plantain salve is gentle enough to be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and can be applied as often as needed to provide relief and promote healing.

In conclusion, plantain salve is a simple and effective natural remedy that can be easily made at home and used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Its versatility and gentle nature make it an excellent addition to any skincare routine.

Buy our plantain salve online here and enjoy the all natural benefits for skincare and soothing healing properties of this simple herbal remedy. Or, you can purchase our plantain seeds here and grow this wonderful healing plantain herb at home and make your own healing plantain salve.

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