Bananas for Fever
When you hear the word plantain, you probably think of the large bananas. However, we’re talking about the broadleaf plantain herb in this case. During Victorian times, doctors used the Broadleaf Plantain to treat hay fever and allergies. The Broadleaf Plantain is native to Eurasia. People believed drinking the herb as a tea would help alleviate the symptoms of allergies or hay fever. Now, we’ll probably never know if it actually helped, but herbalists believe there was a chance it did. They thought the plantain herb would soothe coughing fits as well, making it a good choice at the time compared to other forms of medication or treatment.