76. Greater Plantain

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Common Name: Greater Plantain
Scientific Name: Plantago major
Irish Name: Cuach Phádraig or Slán-lus, or healing plant
Family: Plantaginaceae
Habitat: Found in disturbed areas and waste places
Uses: Has medical uses. The leaves are edible as a salad green when young and tender, but they quickly become tough and fibrous as they get older. Leaves in used in poultice for sores, blisters, swellings, and insect stings.

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