A so-called “weed” growing right in your front and back yards could hold the key to being the most effective cancer-fighting compound in the world.
Being exposed to different kinds of antibacterial and antiviral herbs is natural when you grow up on an herb farm. Long before I knew what herbs were used for, I saw how they were grown, cut for different uses, and packaged for herbal retail companies. You’d think I adopted the use of herbal remedies before I started my own family. Read more
You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested.
There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield the same results. It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil. Introduced to North America in the 1600s, it was once called “White Man’s Foot” by the Native Americans who witnessed that where the Europeans tread and disrupted the soil, plantain sprung up. Read more