Plantain, the common backyard herb, is often thought to be a useless weed but it is quite a healing herb used by ancient people. The Anglo-Saxons as early as 450 A.D. to 1066 A.D. had listed plantain as one of their 9 sacred herbs due to its great healing powers to get rid of worms, kidney disorders, and hemorrhoids. Native Americans also used plantain leaves to relieve the pain of bee stings and insect bites. They also used it for poison ivy itches as well as other allergic rashes. The Chinese used plantain to cure kidney problems. The antibacterial properties of this herb helps in preventing infection while its anti-inflammatory properties help relieve pain, burning, and itching. It is a mild diuretic and laxative too ans thus useful in kidney problems and urinary bladder issues.