BOILED PLANTAIN NUTRITION FACTS
Boiled plantain contains the following
- 232 calories
- No cholesterol
- No sodium content
- 21% of 62g of carbohydrate
- 18% of 5g of dietary fibre
- 36% of vitamin C
- 36% of vitamin A
- 6% of iron
- The leaves can also be made into a tea or tincture, and this is said to help with indigestion, heartburn and ulcers when taking internally. Externally, Plantain has been used for insect and snake bites, and as a remedy for rashes and cuts. I use it in making my Homemade Healing Salve, which we use as a natural antibiotic ointment on cuts and bruises.
- Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for speeding recovery of wounds, and for itching or pain associated with skin problems. A tea made from the leaf can be sprayed on mosquito bites to ease the itch.
- Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic.
- The leaves, shredded or chewed, are a traditional treatment for insect and animal bites and the antibacterial action helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching.
- A tea or infusion of the leaf can be poured into the ear for ear infections (as long as the ear drum has not burst) to ease the pain and shorten duration of ear infections
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