Yanten (aka Broadleaf Plantain) is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal crops in the world. 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). Plantain has astringent properties, and a tea made from the leaves can be ingested to treat diarrhea and soothe raw internal membranes.
Yanten is also a highly nutritious leaf vegetable that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten.. Yanten has medicinal purposes such as:
- Help heal skin burns
- Help heal boils and acne
- Help with mouth ulcers
- Improve liver and kidney function
- Relief from gastrointestinal inflammation
- For cold, flue and respiratory infections
Package of 30 leaves of freshly harvested yanten grown in our off-grid organic urban farm in Puerto Rico. We ship the product right after washing, dehydrating & packaging.