|Latin name:||Plantago major|
|English name:||Common Plantain, broad-leaved plantain, whiteman’s foot, rat-tail|
|Franch name:||Plantain majeur, grand plantain, pied du blanc, queue de rat|
History and origin
Common plantain is imported from Europe, but other plant species were already growing in America. Native Americans called this plant "whiteman’s foot" because it was often found growing everywhere a white man stepped. Plantain grows in fields, along roads, cracks in the sidewalks, etc. There are around 200 species of plantain around the world and they all have the same medicinal properties.