Plantaginaceae Plantago major L.

Common Plantain

Shinnecock - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Carr, Lloyd G. and Carlos Westey, 1945, Surviving Folktales & Herbal Lore Among the Shinnecock Indians, Journal of American Folklore 58:113-123, page 119

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Scientific name: Plantago major L.
USDA symbol: PLMA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Plantain
Family: Plantaginaceae
Family (APG): Plantaginaceae
Native American Tribe: Shinnecock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Infusion of leaves used as a wash for sore eyes.

RECRD: 91770 id: 28467