greater plantain

Biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015.

Plantago major, grote weegbree, greater plantain
Do not pick plants from the streets.

plantago-major680

Body: A poultice of the leaves can be applied to wounds, stings, and sores in order to facilitate healing and prevent infection. The active chemical constituents are aucubin (an anti-microbial agent), allantoin (which stimulates cellular growth and tissue regeneration), and mucilage (which reduces pain and discomfort).
The young leaves are edible and its mucilages help against throat discomfort.
Parts used: leaves
Do not use plants from polluted areas.

Soil: Greater plantain removes pesticides from soil and water: source

Paintings will be made with the plants and will be shown on the finissage, on august 30.
More info about Biophilia cracks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: