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How do y'all prepare plantain (Plantago major)?

 
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We have it EVERYWHERE here and was wondering how y'all prepare it?
 
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I have a lot of plantain plants too.

I use mine for toothaches. Just pinch off a leaf and put it on the tooth.

While I haven't eaten any, it seems to me that the leaves would work in a salad or cooked like spinach.
 
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I haven't experimented with this yet, but the seeds are mucilaginous and can be used as a thickener. Psyllium husks are from P. ovata, but I bet the p. major and P. lanceolata I have would work, too.

Supposedly the seed stalks are tasty if you eat them before the seed head develops. I've read to pull the stalk between your teeth to get the tender inner bits out while leaving the tough outer part of the stalk.

I'm starting to spread it around to better areas, but most of my plantain gets walked and peed on by dogs, so I don't do much with it๐Ÿ˜
 
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Well, I mush it up in coconut oil as a salve for my animals. it's great for small cuts, rashes, sores, etc.
Baby leaves are great raw in a salad.
I've tried them cooked in a stirfry but they weren't very good, they're much better small and raw.
Big leaves get fed to my rabbits - super good for them.
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