Plantain is often found growing along roadsides and is common to cultivated land. The Latin plantago lanceolata, is due to the plant’s similarity in shape to a spear and the broad sole of a foot (planta).
||May to September
||Complete herb in bloom, without roots: May to June
||Square stems with spadices up to 50 cm in height growing around the anther
||Dry grassland, edge of roads and paths
- Fill a preserving jar with finely chopped plantain leaves.
- Heat some water and leave to cool until lukewarm. Then add honey.
- Fill the preserving jar with the mixture.
- Store in a cool, dark place for three weeks before use.