A variety of plantain seeds known as Plantago psyllium is used as a fiber supplement and laxative, only you probably know it as Metamucil. That's right. Expensive psyllium seed husks you see in the stores are none other than plain old plantain seeds. This particular variety grows in South America, but I know many people who use the seeds of the plain old "weed" variety plantain that we have around here in the same way. So the next time you decide to get rid of that weed, think twice! You might be throwing out something you need!
|Plantain, the "weed" (Plantago majus).|
(Yes, I have to put a disclaimer in. This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any ailment. If you need medical advice, seek a physician.)