The common plantain is of Eurasian descent, but has since been naturalized around the world with particular prominence in the United States. Native American populations referred to it as Whiteman’s Foot due to its tendency to spring up around European settlements.
Plantain has been used by many cultures the world over, and the Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs. It was considered an early Christian symbol and many cultures today refer to it as an aphrodisiac. Despite its usefulness, plantain is considered a noxious weed in some regions outside of its native range.
Famous Russian gastroenterologist named Dr. Antonina Scepina advises her patients to quit smoking with the help of tea.
Here’s the recipe and method of preparation in few easy steps
- Boil some water
- Take a pinch of dried plantain leaves put them in a glass jar and pour a pint of boiling water over them.
- Cover the jar with a lead and leave it still for two hours.
- Meanwhile the tea will cool off and you can start drinking throughout the day.
According to Dr. Scepina you should consume the tea for three months for best results. Also you can chew fresh plantain leaves another recommendation of the Dr. Scepina. “Soon,” she says, “you will lose the desire for nicotine.” Try the remedy yourself – you have much to gain, and nothing to lose!