Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Plantaim - Monograph

Common Name – Plantain

Botanical Name – Plantago major, PLantago ovate, Plantago psyllium

Parts Used – leaves and the shell of the seeds

Active Constituents – Acids, flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, polysaccharides and others

So what is Plantain good for?


Therapeutic Properties – expectorant, eases cough, strengthens and balances mucus layer, anti-inflammatory, stops bleeding.

Seeds – sooths skin irritations

Plantain can be used to help with cough both dry and productive, excess mucus, allergies, bronchitis, colds and soar throat.

Plantago psyllium can be used to treat inflammation of the digestive tract, ulcers and also constipation.

Plantian can also help to heal wounds.


Dry herb – 2-4 grams 3 times a day

Tincture – 40-80 drops three times a day


Should not be used during pregnancy

There are people who have a allergic reaction to this herb so for use with caution with first time users.

Research articles with links

Randomized clinical trial of Plantago ovata seeds (dietary fiber) as compared with mesalamine in maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis


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