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« on: February 26, 2008, 09:13:18 PM »

Is this plantain that you put on bee stings? And if so, what part of the plant do you use again?

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 09:29:36 PM »

Nope, that's a nice dock plant, probably curley dock.

This is plantain.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 09:34:23 PM »

ann is correct...you chew the leaf and then put it on the sting. which is quite an accomplishment if you have a veil on
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 09:46:18 PM »

Darn it, I'm begiining to wonder if I'll ever find that plant where I live. Everyone says its common but I don't ever recall seeing it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 09:59:01 PM »

i am for Pennsylvania and the variety of plantain we had  was one with a long skinnt stem.  We used to wrap the stem around itself and shoot the head at each other.

Just a bit of yankee trivia.


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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 10:08:30 PM »

you may have the narrow leaf type.  anns pic is the broad leaf type.  i have both.

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 07:41:35 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/images/Plantain.jpg
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#plantain
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 10:04:01 AM »

I have both broad and narrow variety. The broad seems to work better. It really works well too. I use it alnmost any skin irritaion now. My whole family now knows what it looks like and they use it on the kids and everyone. very amazing stuff.

It is more easily found where its very dry and almost barren as it is the only thing that will survive. Like gravel driveways, roadsides etc.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 08:54:45 PM »

J.P, the reason you don't see it a lot is because it is not really that common here in the South. Up North, it is a common lawn weed, down here it is a now and again kinda' thing. I have only ever seen the narrow leaf one here anyway.
It is a perennial that does better with a long cold winter. S. Louisianna is just not, well, prime Plantain country!  I am up here right next to Shreveport and, like I said, it is not that common here.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 09:06:41 PM »

Thanks for the feedback sir stungalot.

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 10:08:25 PM »

JP, try looking along old railroad beds.  They're a common railroad weed everywhere, or so I've been told.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2008, 10:09:49 PM »

JP, try looking along old railroad beds.  They're a common railroad weed everywhere, or so I've been told.

k, Ann, thanks

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2008, 10:17:14 PM »

broadleafed is the one you want, or jewel weed works really well too
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2008, 11:26:37 PM »

Masicate lightly and apply chewed leaf to sting area.  You want to break the juice free of the leaf but not pulverize it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 12:19:43 AM »

Doc is such a nuisance plant around here, and man when it sets seed watch out, thousands and thousands and thousands of seeds on a single seed stalk.  And a tap root that I am sure reaches to China, so hard to dig out, and only knows, leave a hunk of root in the ground, the process begins all over.  Doc, rats, can't stand the stuff.  Nasty.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day, love our life.  Cindi
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2008, 07:11:50 AM »

My search for the plantain continues...


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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2008, 09:03:18 AM »

JP, go, go, go.  Someone said they are not as plentiful in the warmer climates, but maybe there will be some, somewhere, sometime, in your travels.  It would be interesting to hear if you find some.  Did you look at both types of the plantain?  There is the spear and the flat types.  Have a wonderful and awesome day, good luck, dude!!!  Cindi
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