Like with most herbal medicines, preparation and dosage of Plantain Leaf is a very simple procedure. Bellow you can find the exact dosages and preparations methods.

Nutrition Booster

Plantain is packed with nutrients, including beta carotene, calcium, vitamins C and K, and phytonutrients like allantoin, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, oleanolic acid, sorbitol and tannin. Beta carotene boosts eyesight and helps fight cancer, calcium builds strong bones and is essential to a healthy nervous system, vitamin C helps to fight cancer and reduces the effects of stress, and vitamin K is necessary for blood and blood-vessel health.

Anti-inflammatory

Due to its allantoin and apigenin content, plantain tincture is a potent natural anti-inflammatory. Plantago major is also advised for toothache, earache, halitosis, oral lesions, mouth sores, epistaxis, hemoptysis, loose teeth, gingivitis and tonsillitis by gargling the tea infusion.

Blood flow

This amazing herb is beneficial for the general health of blood flow and heart. It helps with blood poisoning, regulation of cholesterol and diabetes, and has a stimulating effect on the blood flow, as well as helping the lymph system work properly and all problems related to lymph nodes.

Urogenital effects

Plantago major is prescribed in uterus wart, uterus ulcer, menometrorrhagia and polymenorrhea. Due to diuretic effect of Plantago major, it is also advised for urinary retention, hematuria, and bladder and kidney pain.

Nerve Damage Remedy

Because the herb contains the powerful nerve healing substance known as aucubin, it heals damaged or injured nerves.

Energy Booster

The substance, baicalein, naturally found in plantain has been found to aid in the repair of mitochondria (the cells’ energy centers). Healthy mitochondria are integral to a healthy body.

Antiviral and Liver Aid

The natural compound known as oleanolic acid has both antiviral and liver-protecting qualities, which may be helpful in the prevention or treatment of hepatitis.

Respiratory Booster

Not only does plantain reduce cravings for cigarettes, but it is also used by natural health practitioners to reduce bronchial congestion, asthma, laryngitis, lung irritation inflammation, and coughs. Multiple studies indicate that plantain has demonstrated abilities to heal upper-respiratory conditions as well as bronchitis.

Cancer Prevention

Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that an extract of plantain strongly suppressed the growth of human cancer cells, suggesting that this herb could play an important role in addressing cancer naturally or in combination with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The scientists also believe that plantain may help prevent the damage to DNA normally caused by cancer cells.

Wide-reaching Health Tonic

Plantain has been used to relieve toothaches, ulcers, digestive complaints, gout and kidney infections.

Skin and insect bites

If the mosquitoes have bitten you or you’ve been stung by a bee or hornet, apply freshly pulverized plantain leaves to the area to relieve the stinging sensation and pain.Plantago major is used in different kinds of wound and skin diseases such as deep wound, purulent wound, chronic and progressive wound, malignant wound, fire burn, erysipelas, progressive blister, pruritus, irritating urticarial and fistula.

Smoking Cessation Aid

Plantain seems to create a natural aversion to cigarettes, thereby making it easier to leave them behind. It can be used in various forms: tea, tincture or spray. For a tea, simply add one teaspoon of dried plantain to a cup of boiling water, steep for at least ten minutes, then drink before you reach for a cigarette. Many people find that this eliminates the craving or that they don’t want to smoke a whole cigarette.

Preparation: Put a teaspoon of plantain leaf into a 200ml cup of boiled water.Cover it and let it steep for 10 minutes.Strain and drink a cup three times per day or as necessary. To make a poultice add a few drops of hot water to a teaspoon of the herb and mix it into a paste. Apply on the problematic area.

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Not to be confused with the banana-like fruit of the same name, the plantain leaf (Plantago major) is a green, weedy plant native to North America, Europe and Asia.

Cultures around the world have used the plantain leaf to help relieve health ailments for millennia. The plant is one of nine sacred herbs mentioned in the ancient Lacnunga ('Remedies'), a collection of Anglo-Saxon medical texts. During the 1500s and 1600s, it was used by Europeans for everything from dog bites and boils to fevers and the flu.

Plantain is a common backyard herb with broad leafs. Most people think of it as a weed, though it is an incredibly useful herb. Around the Balkans it is considered one of the most useful herbs available. According to Mountain Rose Herbs:“Legend has it that Alexander the Great discovered it and brought it with him back to Europe in 327 BCE. It has been referred to as the Whiteman’s Foot by Native Americans, as wherever they went, it seemed to spring up. and in some places, it is seen as a noxious, invasive weed. It is, however, a useful little plant. It has been used by many cultures the world over.

It was considered an early Christian symbol of the path followed by the devout and many cultures today refer to it as an aphrodisiac. The leaves are quite edible, and often used raw in salads and cooked as greens.

Plantain is wind-pollinated, facilitating its growth where there are no bees and few other plantain plants. P. major produces 13,000 to 15,000 seeds per plant, and the seeds have been reported to remain viable in soil for up to 60 years.

Common Names: Plantain also is known as *Spanish psyllium, French psyllium, blond plantago, Indian plantago, psyllium seed, flea seed, and black psyllium.

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