Plantain /Plantago Ianceolata L./
The Livestock family
It spreads in dry grassy and sandy places throughout Bulgaria.
The leaves are used and harvested during flowering -May – September.
Glycoside aucobin, bitter and tannins, alkaloids, flavones, phenolic acids, invertin, emulsin, vitamin C, K, promitamin A, salts (sodium and silicon).
Once you touch a plantain, you will live long and happily without diseases ''
Below are some of the popular health benefits of using mountain plantain
Helps reduce the secretion of mucus in the airways, which makes it useful in the treatment of colds, catarrh, sinusitis, lung and bronchial allergic conditions such as hay fever and asthma. As the herb also has antiseptic properties, it can be used as a remedy for sore throat, tonsillitis and cough.
Relieve cough and cold
It has both expectorant and antitussive properties, making it ideal for treating coughs and colds. It has anti-inflammatory, cooling and analgesic effects, which makes it a good choice for sore throats. It reduces the secretion of mucus in the body, especially in the respiratory system.
Useful for overweight and obese people
It is known to have diuretic and detoxifying properties. It has appetite suppressant properties, which greatly helps to reduce hunger pangs.
Plantain consists of a certain epidermal growth factor, which allows to accelerate the healing of minor wounds and bruises.
Eating leaves and drinking herbal tea help relieve constipation. It has laxative properties, and its leaves, when eaten, also contain a lot of fiber.
Relieves boils and acne
Excellent in extracting impurities and infections from the skin. It also soothes, reduces inflammation and kills bacteria. Use the herb’s paw as a face mask for deep cleansing and use iced tea as a face toner in the morning and evening.
Heals insect bites and stings
An excellent remedy for bites and stings. If you are at home, you can quickly apply a poultice of the herb to remove the toxin and prevent itchy, red swellings.
Soothes irritated eyes
Chilled tea can be used as an eye wash for red, irritated or tired eyes. Cotton swabs soaked in tea can also be placed on the closed eyes to soothe irritation.
It can be quite useful for quick healing of superficial burns. It helps prevent infection, reduce inflammation and relieve burning discomfort.
Mild burns, although not severe, can be very painful and painful and can take an entire age to heal. Use a paw of the herb on the burn for the first few hours and then regularly apply a solution of it. You can also use the leaves as a bandage on the ointment.
Eczema and psoriasis
It can be used to relieve the itching and swelling associated with these skin conditions, as well as to protect the skin from infection. It is considered one of the best herbs for relieving itching. In addition to using a paw, you can also use tea to lubricate problem areas to moisturize and heal.
Good for digestion
It is considered useful as a treatment for diarrhea, gastritis, colitis and other digestive diseases due to its astringent properties. It is used as a remedy for stomach and intestinal infections, as well as urinary tract infections, and because the herb has antispasmodic and sedative effects, it can be used to soothe irritation and reduce colic spasms in infants and young children. The seeds can be used well as a bulk laxative.
The astringent properties of the herb help to shrink hemorrhoids, while its anti-inflammatory, cooling and analgesic properties have a soothing and relieving pain.
Heals mouth ulcers
Cold tea can be used as a mouthwash to treat mouth ulcers. You can chew a fresh leaf to release the juices and then maneuver the chewed leaves to the part of the mouth affected by the ulcer.
Bleeding gums is another condition that plantain mouthwash will benefit from. Hemostatic and astringent properties stop bleeding, while anti-inflammatory actions reduce swelling and antimicrobial ingredients fight bacteria.
The herb plantain has extensive antimicrobial properties, in addition to being anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It can not only soothe insect bites and superficial wounds, but prevent infections and speed healing. Active biochemical aucubin is mainly responsible for the antimicrobial action of the herb. Another substance allantoin in the herb helps in the regeneration of skin tissue.
Traditional uses and benefits of the mountain herb plantain
It has been used to treat ulcers and wounds.
The juice extracted from warmed leaves is placed in the eye to reduce irritation from trauma or conjunctivitis.
The leaf paw can be applied to wounds, stings and wounds to facilitate healing and prevent infection.
Due to the high content of vitamins and minerals, plantain tea simultaneously replenishes nutrients lost as a result of diarrhea.
Plantain root is traditionally used to treat wounds, as well as to treat fever and respiratory infections.
Adding fresh plantain seeds or flower heads to tea acts as an effective laxative, it would also soothe a sore throat.
When ingested, aucubin in plantain leaves leads to increased excretion of uric acid by the kidneys and may be useful in the treatment of gout.
Common plantain is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding, quickly retains blood flow and promotes the repair of damaged tissue.
Internally, they are used to treat a wide range of complaints, including diarrhea, gastritis, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, asthma and hay fever.
They are used externally in the treatment of skin inflammations, malignant ulcers, cuts, stings and more.
The heated leaves are used as a wet dressing for wounds, swellings, etc.
The seeds are used in the treatment of parasitic worms.
Distilled water made from the plant makes an excellent eye lotion.
Plantain mixed with lemon juice is an excellent diuretic.
Powdered dried leaves taken in drinks were thought to kill parasites.
It is considered useful in the treatment of snake and insect bites and stinging nettle rash.