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Plantain in Newfoundland

Information taken from “Micmac Medicines” Remedies & Recollections by Laurie Lacey, Page (90).

The Micmac used Plantain to draw poison from wounds and sores, and to effectively heal them. Apparently, they used the bark of the basswood tree for a similar purpose, that being to treat festering wounds. A woman from Eskasoni remarked that plantain can be used to treat stomach ulcers. She said the leaves should be steeped in water to produce a tea. It may be mixed with warm milk if desired.

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P.O. Box 262
St. George’s, NL
Canada, A0N 1Z0

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