Ribwort or Narrow Leaf Plantain is the number one remedy for redback spider bites and is useful to soothe the lining of the digestive tract. It is also known as a herb to keep you on the correct path in your life.
It has been an important healing herb through history. The crushed leaves have been used as a poultice to stem bleeding, chewed for toothaches and to heal internal bleeding. The leaves contain allantonin, the key constituent that helps bind cells together, knitting wounds. Ribwort is rich in vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system and is anti-inflammatory and anti-septic.
With its mild bitter mushroom flavour, young leaves can be added to salads. A large leaf is sufficient to chop and make into tea. Even the seeds and husks can be consumed as a source of fibre to support colon function. It’s probably growing in your garden now!