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Plantago

Plantago lanceolata ribwort. A poultice of the leaves is useful for insect bites, poison-ivy rashes, minor sores, and boils. The broad-leaved varieties are sometimes used as a leaf vegetable for salads. One of the herbs from 10th century medical combinnation recorded in the LACNUNGA, known as 9 herbs charm. The charm references nine herbs: Mucgwyrt Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) Attorlaðe (identified as cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) by R. K. Gordon;[1] partially defined by others as betony (Stachys officinalis)[4]) Stune Lamb’s cress (Cardamine hirsuta) Wegbrade Plantain (Plantago) Mægðe Mayweed (Matricaria) Stiðe Nettle (Urtica) Wergulu Crab-apple (Malus) Fille Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)[1] Finule Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
plantain broad leaves
plantago flowering in May

The charm references nine herbs:

  • Mucgwyrt Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  • Attorlaðe (identified as cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) by R. K. Gordon, partially defined by others as betony (Stachys officinalis)
  • Stune Lamb’s cress (Cardamine hirsuta)
  • Wegbrade Plantain (Plantago)
  • Mægðe Mayweed (Matricaria)
  • Stiðe Nettle (Urtica)
  • Wergulu Crab-apple (Malus)
  • Fille Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Finule Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

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