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.
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.
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