Ribwort, Plantago lanceolata, is also known as Narrow Leaf Plantain, Buckthorn Plantain and English Plantain. Ribwort is the plantain common to England. An exceptional herb for poultices. Approved by German Commission E as a remedy for bronchitis, colds, coughs, skin inflammations and sore throats. Ribwort is native to Europe and is adaptable to most soils and positions. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial plant, growing to 0.8m x 0.5m.