Plantago is a perennial plant growing to about 35cm with clusters of tiny green flowers on tall spikes.
When the flowers are spent the seeds form on the hardened spikes, this makes for easy harvesting of seed as it is not unlike picking up joss sticks.
Parts used medicinally are the leaves. Rich in vitamin C, K and T.
We use the leaves of Plantago as a poultice instead of comfrey, sometimes, in treating bruises and broken bones, stings and mild abrasions to the skin.
It is useful homeopathically as well as an aid to curing addiction.
100 fresh seeds $3.50