That one took a little longer (about two weeks), but it's cleared up now, too. I was at my Great Uncle's house scrubbing egg off a plate with a metal scouring pad, when “the pad” stabbed me.I set the scrubber down and out crawls a large black wasp.
There are many more highly effective constituents in this plant including Ascorbic-acid, Apigenin, Baicalein, Benzoic-acid, Chlorogenic-acid, Citric-acid, Ferulic-acid, Oleanolic-acid, Salicylic-acid, and Ursolic-acid.
Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes.
The seeds are used in the treatment of parasitic worms.
From Alternative Nature Online Healer: Plantain Medicinal Properties and Herbal Use Plantain is edible and medicinal, the young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a pot herb, they are very rich in vitamin B1 and riboflavin.
The herb has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times.
I got a little pinker than I probably should have, too. At the very least, I figured it would “do no harm”, so I spread it on the rash and sunburn.