Plantain literally grows everywhere from sides of the roads, forests and backyards. It is known as the first aid plant of the wild because chewing its leaves and applying it to the skin can instantly relieve insect bites, draw out bee stings and soothe inflammation from rashes and skin disorders.
Materia Medica means "The study of origin and properties of remedial substances used in medicine". Herbal knowledge is an ongoing form of study. With over 17,000 native plants to the United States alone and millions globally its safe to say we continue to learn and grow everyday as herbalists and those interested in using plants for health, beauty and comfort.