I was taking a walk the other day and got a mosquito bite on my arm. It was swelling a bit and the itch was irritating, and interrupting my nice walk. I found a plantain leaf (it grows in so many places! )
I chewed the leaf a little and put it on the bite. The relief from itching was immediate. Fifteen minutes later, I repeated the process. When I got home, there was no swelling or itching. That night I realized I had no sign of the bite at all.
Plantain can also be used this way for bee strings, ant bites, even snake bites. While there may be better remedies at times for these things, not everyone carries first aid stuff with them everywhere they go, so it is good to know how to use plantain. And I have had this "weed" growing near me for years and years before I realized how wonderful a plant it is!
Have a great day!
~Mama to Many~