Plantain Plantago major ,lanceolata L.

Plantago major ,lanceolata L.
  • Common Names
  • Plantain , Broad-leaved Plantain, Ribwort, narrow leaved plantain, Slan-lus
  • Botanical Name
  • Plantago major ,lanceolata L.
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Plantain

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How to Use: Plantain

Plantain leaves are best used fresh, the plant can be put in the blender roots and all. The macerated fresh leaves are put on bee stings and used for skin irritations, malignant ulcers,and burns, and to stop bleeding in minor cuts. Important constituents of plantain is the gluside aucubin and allantoin.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Mainly used in poultices and salves. Can be brewed into a tea as well. You can juice the fresh plant in the blender by adding warm water to finely chopped leaves This will result in a gooey, dark-green soup. Store in a cold refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Plant Description

Plantain is useful plant overlooked by many because of its abundance and reputation as a weed. You have probably seen it growing in the cracks of sidewalks, or the middle of your driveway. It is a good source of vitamins C, A, and K. Over two hundred species of plantain grow throughout the world, the two most common to North American are P. major, the broad-leaved or common plantain, and P. lanceolata, the narrow-leaved plantain, (ribwort).

Related Species Plantago psyllium is know for its seeds and husk which are a good source of dietary fiber and are used as an effective laxative.