One of Sajata's Favorite herbs! So gentle yet sooo Powerful.
Usually added as a boost to other herbs in tea, on its own it is awesome for dry coughs, ulcers, GI inflammation and urinary infections.
A tea or infusion of the leaf can be dropped into the ear for ear infections (as long as the ear drum has not burst) to ease the pain and shorten duration of ear infections.
Plantain is a main ingredient in Cocolene's Rescue Salve and the reason Rescue soothes poison ivy.
If you have skin issues like psoriasis or acne, making an herbal infusion (tea) and applying it to affected areas will help a lot!
Size: 2 oz
Use for: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, heals scars, regenerates new cells, urinary tract infection, insect & spider bites, dry coughs, ulcers and GI inflammation, toothaches, cystitis, hemorhoids, etc...
Active ingredients: Plantain has several active ingredients that contribute to its medicinal action; allantoin, a substance that is well proven to stimulate tissue regeneration through causing cells to divide more vigorously (via mitosis), aucubin, a substance with proven antibiotic actions and mucilage, a soothing, natural anti-inflammatory substance.
Important: Plantain is extremely safe to use in high or frequent doses if necessary and may be taken by the young or old, whilst pregnant or during breastfeeding with confidence.
Certified Organic Plantago major L, Plantain leaves form Croatia.
How to Use
Medicinally, Plantain Leaf (Plantago major) is approved by the German Commission E for respiratory catarrhs and mild inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.
It also has a chemical called Aucubin that helps protect the kidney and liver. Uric acid is collected by the kidney and causes kidney stones. When Uric Acid is collected in the joints, it causes joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, (the most common form of arthritis worldwide) and gout.
It is topically used for minor cuts, bruises, psoriasis, eczema and stings.
The leaves of plantain are quite edible, and are often cooked as greens or used raw in salads.
Older leaves have a stronger flavor and may be considered objectionable. These older, stringy leaves may still be used in herbal teas, and are particularly suitable for survival situations where the tough fibers may be converted to rope or fishing line.
Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium.