Ribwort leaf | Plantago lanceolata | Organic


Ribwort otherwise known as Plaintain or Narrow leaved Plantain is a common herb that grows wild and is often foundin grasslands. The herb is not well studied but has been mentioned in Pharmacopaea such as the German Comission E and been in use for centuries.

It is used mainly in the respiratory tract as a soothing demulcent with its mucilage content and Iridoids providing anti-inflammatory benefit to the mucosa. The Tannins are also useful in the digestive and urinary tracts astringing the tissues and helping with inflammation of these areas.

Extrenally it can be used as a compress on wounds to speed healng or as a mouthwash for mouth ulcers.

*Please note this is a stock iamge as we dont have a current photo of our Ribwort


  1.  Fisher, C, 2009, Materia Medica of Western Herbs
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Additional information


Dried Ribwort leaf organic


Expectorant, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory


Iridoids – aucubin, catapol, asperuloside, verbenalin, Phenylethanoids – acetoside, verbascoside, plantamajoside, Flavonoids – luteolin, Mucilage, Tannins


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times daily.


30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Ribwort is native to Europe and is naturalised in many parts of the world, grows in grasslands. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Canterbury or imported from Poland depending on availability.