Plantago Major, the broadleaf plantain is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. The plant is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten. Tea made from plantain leaf offers a pleasant caffeine free herbal drink bursting with bright green notes and distant dry hay nuances. Plantain is appreciated in herbal medicine for its flavonoids and phytochmicals. Frensh plantain leaves were used commonly in folk medicine for skin poultices on wounds, sores, or insect stings.
Brewing Guide: 1-2 tea spoons in 250 ml water at 100°C for 6-8 min