If you're one for foraging in the wild, or any kind of activity that brings you to pure, unadulterated nature, it's helpful to know what plants can come to your aid if you need healing.
According to this blog post on Wild Plant Forager, plantain leaves, an ubiquitous plant that you've likely walked all over many times, are rich in healing properties. It boasts an impressive litany of healing qualities, including "sedative, anaesthetic, alterative, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-histamine, and anti-inflammatory." That must be why plantain is one of the nine sacred herbs listed in the 10th century Anglo-Saxon medicinal text Lacnuga.
By making a "plantain poultice," you can easily and effectively treat injuries using this potent healing plant.
Head over to Wild Plant Forager to learn how to make a poultice using plantain.