BOTANICAL NAME: Plantago lanceolata, Plantago major,

SVENSK: Groblad, Svartkämpar

OTHER COMMON NAMES: plantain,  broadleaf plantain,


EDIBLE PARTS: Young leaves – raw or cooked, seed pods before ripe – cooked and fried, seeds

NUTRITION HIGHLIGHTS: high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K, 2.7% protein,


antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory, anti allergic, antivirus  




  • treatment of sore throat and bronchitis, colds,
  • rhinitis (runny nose) both caused by viral infection and allergies.
  • soothes cough, especially in syrups;
  • heals the throat irritation.
  • Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes




  • safe and effective treatment for bleeding, it quickly staunches blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue
  • the heated leaves are used as a wet dressing for wounds, swellings