The ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is a well-known herb utilised since the ancient times which, like many other herbs, has several vernacular names. It is its leaves that are used as a basic ingredient of herbal cough and cold syrups because the ribwort plantain has a well-known calming effects on throat, pharynx and vocal cords. It also harmonises the digestion processes facilitating the growth of the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and contributes to body cleansing. Washed and squashed leaves can be applied to minor skin wounds and bruises of, for example, children. This is how the little rascals with bruised knees can learn to know the fundamentals of herbs.