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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Originally posted by Mrs. Kilroy View Post
    .... I don't care for the one with the long skinny leaves. Too hairy!!:( Thanks for the site!:)
    Those can be cooked down a bit to eliminate the fuzzies.

    O.W.

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  • Mrs. Kilroy
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    I like to use the young(before they get big ribs,) leaves in salads. I have also used the dried seed stalks for the chickens. I don't care for the one with the long skinny leaves. Too hairy!!:( Thanks for the site!:)

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  • hawkeye7
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    Very cool site. I get very bizarre looks from friends when I'm walking with them through their yard picking Plantain leaves and/or Dandelion flowers. When asked why I just say, "A snack for later. This dandelion flower looks great!" They just see them all as weeds. Breaks my heart.

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  • RangerRick
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    Nice article Oscar Wilde, Thanks for taking the time to get it to the site.
    Best Regards,RangerRick

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  • 101airborne
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    been using it for years as a relief for the itch from bug/insect bites. "blended" into a paste dries poison ivy rash. Mix with a little lavender oil and thicken with bee's wax and it is a great antibiotic for scrapes and cuts.

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  • Snow Walker
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    Thank you, interesting information. I see it mentioned it being used as a way to stop smoking.

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  • Oscar Wilde
    started a topic Plantain

    Plantain

    .... it's not a weed and I'm not referring to the banana lookin thing. From this site
    http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_plantain.htm an excerpt "Among its many qualities, the common plantain is popular as a healer of wounds and injuries as well as a remedy for most poisons. In addition, the herb is known as a ‘body purifier’ and cleans the system of heat, congestion as well as all toxic elements."

    This site provides a better photograph http://www.altnature.com/gallery/plantain.htm
    and additional info.



    O.W.
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