Ribwort Plantain is known in many parts of the world for its medicinal properties. Its bitterness stimulates bile production, thus aiding healthy digestion. For this reason, it is a good plant to eat with other food, to help the transport of food through the body.
Leaves The leaves can be a great addition to salads. The really tiny leaves can be added whole and the larger leaves need chopping. The more mature leaves can be cooked with great success, they would need chopping prior to cooking. Pair with a sweet, salty and fatty dressing to balance the bitter flavor. Flowers The flowers can be used as a vegetable and you don’t need many to enhance the flavour of your meal. Blanch for about one minute and dress with oil and salt.