Monday, May 25, 2015

Harvest Monday 5/25/2015 - greens and plantain

I am freezing greens for winter.
I like to make raw green soups in blender.
I made 3 zip lock bags this morning.


The herb of today is great plantain.
It is a invasive perennial plant that grows all around the yard. Our lawn is organic so I'm harvesting it everywhere.
We are drinking a lot of herbs tea, especially in winter and on fasting days. My husband had 42 fasting days last winter (21 on tea and 21 tea plus juices), me 8+8.
Most of the herbs I grow.
Plantain Tea Benefits - from -

Plantain tea is often used in the treatment of various respiratory problems, as it acts as a mild expectorant. These include asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throats, and coughs. Plantain tea can also be used to lower blood pressure and control sugar blood levels.
Drinking plantain tea can help you if you've got diarrhea or dysentery. It is also used to treat irritated or bleeding hemorrhoids, kidney and bladder problems, bleeding caused by cystitis, and urinary tract infections.

Please visit : Daphne’s Dandelions “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest or how they are using their harvests for the week.


  1. Plantain is common here too. I've never eaten it though.

  2. I use it mostly for tea. I also collect plantain seeds, it is very good laxative.