Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 3-5 minutes and strain before serving. Drink 1-3 cups per day.
Narrowleaf plantain was called "The White Man's Footsteps" by native American Indians - Indians believed that plantain seeds were brought to America through the footwear and clothes worn by European immigrants.
Fresh plantain leaves may be used for cooking dishes that may benefit from a slightly bitter twist.
Plantain leaves may be gathered in late spring through summer. Young fresh leaves may be used in salads - they taste somewhat like mushrooms. Older leaves have a bitter taste which may be moderated by steaming or boiling.
If you wish to dry the leaves, then gather them on a sunny day and dry them in the shadow. Remove any brown or moldy leaves. Or buy dried plantain from your local health store.