How to use Plantain Salve

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Here is a small list of ways to use plantain this summer (and throughout the year).


When dealing with sunburn, plantain salve can be used to effectively reduce the inflammation associated with it. To use plantain salve, a cool poultice or sludge should first be applied before washing the burn with plantain tea or applying the salve itself. Plantain is known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can help restore any damaged tissue.

Insect Bites and Stings

Plantain is an effective natural remedy for bug bites and stings. Applying Plantain Salve to a bug bite or bee sting can help reduce itching, swelling and pain associated with the wound. Applying the salve directly to the affected area can provide relief from the discomfort caused by insect bites and stings.

Poison Ivy and Other Skin Ailments

Ready for a home remedy to help you get rid of that nasty poison ivy rash? The answer may be as close as your own backyard – plantain! Whether you directly apply the whole plantain leaves, or use an all-natural Plantain Salve, these leaves have been known to absorb toxins, reduce inflammation, and soothe the skin from the discomfort caused by dermatitis and poison ivy.

Digestive Upset or Diarrhea

Plantain is a great herbal remedy to soothe and calm an upset stomach. It can be taken as a tincture under the tongue or consumed in the form of a warm or cool tea. You can add honey, natural sweeteners, or other digestive-soothing herbs to enhance the flavor and effect of plantain tea.

Respiratory Infection

Plantain is a natural remedy for respiratory infection that can help to reduce inflammation in the airways, lessen mucus secretions, and relieve throat pain and nasal congestion. To use it as a treatment, you can place plantain tincture under your tongue or enjoy the comforting warmth of freshly brewed plantain tea with honey.

Where To Get Plantain

Harmony's Plantain Salve: This all-natural salve contains plantain, olive oil and beeswax to effectively treat insect bites and stings, dandruff, dermatitis, sunburn, rashes, bee stings, wasp stings and more. It is also great for lip balm, makeup remover, poison ivy and scar tissue. Handblended and crafted in the USA. This salve is safe for the whole family.

How To Use: Apply directly to problem areas. Do not consume through the mouth.  Do not eat. 

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