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The title of this article might sound like a serious claim. You might even wonder if its clickbait. The truth is you can grow one powerful little plant that will double as an absorbent and antibacterial bandage.
There is a lot of thought on what goes in your garden. Most of us are limited in space and budget so that has a lot to do with what we plant each year. We miss out on lots of opportunities because of traditional planting.
The plant that you want to grow is called lambs ear. You have seen it before. It’s the plant with the long soft leaves. This plant is a perennial. That means that you are going to get this perennial back year over year.
There are many practical uses for this plant but the very best is to use it as a bandage that can be wrapped and used to absorb the blood and puss. You are not going to stop a serious wound with these bandages. It’s not quick clot but it will certainly help when all of your bandages have run out.
The idea that we can grow plants for personal hygiene and first aid is nothing new. Its something we have been doing for thousands of years. The Indians didn’t have access to bandaids. They had to use the plants that were around them.
If you are looking to be more self-sufficient you can learn a lot from past civilizations and how they grew first aid and personal hygiene resources. You can do the same in your garden.
Lambs ear is going to require lots of sunlight and it will require that you pay attention to the center of the plant as it can start to die at the center and that will affect the entire plant.