As a practitioner of Naturopathic Medicine one of the hardest things I find to do is to treat my loved ones, especially when they may be a little resistant to following through with any treatment plan I may suggest. Where possible I farm out my family to trusted practitioners.
Over the weekend I've seen some pretty amazing work done with one single little herb, and that's Plantain. My mother was bitten a week or so ago by an insect and her foot swelled considerably. The lesion was weeping and increasing in size. She had tried her regular route of treatment and that failed. Her foot tender to touch and now infected. Feeling frustrated as she's not the best at taking a tincture or following instruction. I went into the garden, picked some plantain and made up a poultice. I applied it for two nights in a row and after the first night her foot reduced down to normal, the infection surfaced and the weeping lesion has now halved in size. She's now well on the way to recovery with the use of a plant that most will find in their own back yard. This herb has many uses from stings and bites, to the persistent old cough, bronchitis and irritable digestive tracts. #plantain #herbs #yourbackyardhasyourmedicince #keepitnatural #backtobasics #naturopath #herbalist #poultice #infection #bronchitis #cough #ibs