Plantago lanceolata, also known as Blackjack is part of the Plantaginaceae plant family. Ribwort originated from Europe,
but the plant is widely distributed throughout the world.
Ribwort belongs to the natural order Plantaginaceae of which there are more than 200 species.
Botanical Name: Plantago lanceolata
Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
Common name: Blackjack, Black Plantain, Costa Canina, Hen Plant, Jackstraw, Lamb's Tongue, Lance-leaf Plantain, Long Plantain, Narrow leaved Plantain, Ribble Grass, Ribgrass, Soldier's Herb, Snake Plantain
History: Ribwort was called Costa canina and Quinquenervia in medieval times because of the prominent veins in the plant, which is where the name Ribwort comes from.
Tradition: In Anglo-Saxon times country children played a game of banging the stalks of the plant together until they broke.
Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves, Seeds, plant
Ribwort has the same chemical constituents as Plantain (Plantago major).
Ribwort is used for:
Genitourinary Tract Conditions
It is used externally for:
The leaves placed in shoes will keep the feet free from blisters
Do not use Ribwort without first talking to your practitioner or healthcare provider if you are taking any of the following medications:
Global Herbal Supplies has Ribwort available in the following forms
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