Update: October 2018
The plantain belongs to the family Plantain, the genus one and
perennial herbs. The plant is widespread across the globe,
Many plantain species are weeds.
The leaves are petiolate, collected in a single rosette,
permeated with fibers along the entire length. Rhizome of plantain
short, and the roots have a cord form. Peduncle erect, with
small flowers. Numerous fruits are a box
with a lot of seeds.
The plant has nutritional value: it is used not only
as a plant food for animals, but also added to salads,
The rich medicinal properties of plantain are known to mankind with
ancient times. Raw plantain is part of the current composition
many drugs and is used in most
recipes of traditional medicine. Medicinal species are considered
plantain large and flea. Grown in some countries
separate drug culture.
The useful composition of the plantain
Medicinal properties подорожника
- Sedative effect – has a persistent positive
action with irritability, mild neurosis and
- Hypotensive action – helps fight edema,
normalizes pressure and reduces the load on the heart and blood vessels.
- Bronchodilatory effect – activates the broncho-pulmonary
system, dilutes the secret and contributes to its removal.
- Anti-inflammatory effect – accelerates the treatment
inflammatory diseases of the female genital tract, urinary tract.
Effective in the treatment of polyuria.
- Restoration of reproductive function (with infertility related
with ovarian dysfunction).
- Hemostatic effect – accelerates
blood clotting with external and internal (in particular,
- Disinfectant and bactericidal – the plant is effective in the treatment
furunculosis, chronic trophic ulcers, purulent wounds.
- Regenerative – helps in the treatment of ulcers and gastropathy of the stomach
(without aggravation), ulcerative processes in the intestines, cracks and
non-healing wounds of the skin and mucous membranes, cervical erosion.
- Pain reliever – plantain soothes toothache, headache,
- Improved potency – regular use of plant materials
helps to normalize the potency in men.
- Anti-sclerotic effect – affects the exchange of cholesterol,
reducing its concentration in the blood.
- Antidiabetic effect – plantain seeds are shown at
high blood sugar.
- Antitumor effect – is treated with recipes of the people
medicine as an effective treatment for external and internal
Harvesting and storage of plantain
Harvesting is carried out in the summer, as well as in September, after flowering.
Plantain is recommended to be harvested whole, with roots and
seeds. But if seeds are of particular importance,
one should wait for their full maturity, i.e. acquisitions by them
brown-brown color. The leaves are collected more than once during
season, they do not lose their useful properties.
For the preparation of the plant, the morning time is chosen and is dry, not
rainy laziness. The most valuable plants will be far away.
from the roads and outside the scorching sun.
Plantain neatly digs under the root and removed
wholly. In the case of harvesting the leaves, they are cut with scissors on
distance a couple centimeters from the ground.
Harvesting, drying, storage, freezing
- The workpiece includes washing under running water, separation
on the necessary parts (leaves, roots, seeds).
- Drying is carried out in a well-ventilated area, except
direct sunlight (carport, attic, balcony). Parts
the plants are laid out freely on a sheet of plain paper and
dried to dry. Periodically follows
turn the raw material for better drying.
- Freezing is allowed and this method of preparation
plantain. Washed and completely dried from the leaves of the plant
frozen by deep freezing.
- Dry plantain is stored in fabric bags,
paper bags or wooden boxes in dark and well
ventilated place. Dry raw materials can be used within 24
months, frozen – for half a year.
- Harvesting juice – freshly squeezed juice from petioles and leaves
plantain diluted with vodka in a 1: 1 ratio, store liquid in
the fridge for six months.
Plantain leaf, useful properties
- Antiseptic – long freshly picked green leaves
used to decontaminate and stop the blood during small
wounds and abrasions. For this clean sheet should be attached to the wound.
whole or chop a few leaves and attach them to the wound in
the form of a bandage.
- Treatment of insomnia and neurosis – 3 tbsp. dry and advance
chopped leaves pour hot water t 80 C (200 ml), leave
for a couple of hours, strain and consume three times a day for 1/3
- Treatment of stomach ulcers, colitis, hypercholesterinemia – 1 tbsp.
dry or 2 tbsp. fresh chopped psyllium leaves
pour boiling water (200 ml), leave for 10 minutes, strain. Take
a quarter cup an hour before meals 4 times a day.
- Treatment of hypertension, sexual dysfunction, uterine bleeding
– 1 part vodka and 2 parts crushed fresh leaves to put in
glass container, shake, clog and insist in a dark place is not
less than 20 days. Take по 5 мл (1 чайной ложке) thrice in
- Treatment of cracks in the skin and mucous membranes (on the nipples, anal),
treatment of inflammatory skin lesions. Dry plantain seeds
cover with hot water, cover and let them swell, then
grind. Apply this gruel to problem areas twice in
day, top cover with a sterile dressing.
- Treatment of diabetes, infertility, hormonal
failure. 1 tbsp. plantain seed pour a glass of boiling water
and boil the composition on low heat for 5 minutes, cover with a lid, give
brew for half an hour. Take по 1 tbsp. three times a day for 1-2 months
- Strengthening the cardiovascular system, normalization of the level
bile acids, treatment of colitis, constipation. 25 grams of seeds pour
a glass of boiling water and shake using a mixer for 3 minutes, drain.
Take по 1 tbsp. three times a day before meals. Reception is also allowed.
сухих семян натощак по 1 tbsp. once a day with a glass
warm water. The course of treatment for at least 1 month.
Husk of seeds (cake)
It is obtained by splitting the boxes. Able to swell when
contact with liquid. Лечение воспалительных diseases
urinary system, diarrhea, dysbiosis, dysfunction
bowel, hypertension. Safe body cleansing and reduction
weights. Take по 1 ч.л. fasting twice a day, drink 1-2
стаканом warm water.
Treatment of dry and painful cough, ARVI, colds
diseases, бронхитов, трахеитов, ларингитов, язвенной болезни,
diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Treated by traditional medicine as effective
remedy in the treatment of cancer of the stomach and lungs.
- Recipe 1. Fresh leaves and petioles chop and fold in
sterilized jar, pouring words and sugar. Filled can
close the lid and put in a cold place. Syrup is ready in 2
months Store in the refrigerator. Take по 1 ч.л. thrice in
the day before a meal, you can dissolve the syrup in your mouth.
- Recipe 2. 3 tbsp. dry raw materials (leaves, seeds, roots) mix
with 3 tbsp. Honey and 3 tbsp. boiling water. Put the mixture in a water bath and
hold until the honey is dissolved, turn off the heat, and leave the syrup
insist. Take по 1 ч.л. 4 times a day for half an hour before
- Treatment of gastritis, colitis, enterocolitis, purulent-inflammatory
processes. Plantain fresh leaves and cuttings chop and squeeze
gruel juice using gauze. Take по 1 tbsp. thrice in сутки
за 20 минут до еды в течение 1 months In the winter in the same
proportions take juice, diluted with vodka.
- Treatment of cervical erosion, wounds, cracks, cuts, trophic
ulcers Outwardly, the juice is used in the form of lotions or dressings:
sterile gauze is soaked in juice and applied to the skin. Locally:
douching with a juice or soaking a vaginal tampon with
setting it up at night, as well as local baths.
Plantain Grass: Contraindications
- Gastric juice hypersecretion;
- A gastric or intestinal ulcer in the acute stage;
- Increased blood clotting;
- Tendency to thrombosis;
- Allergic reaction to plantain.
Usually this medicinal plant is well tolerated. Rarely occur
side effects: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and
allergic reactions (shortness of breath, swelling of the throat, rash,
Pharmaceutical preparations with plantain in the composition
- Herbion syrup with plantain – used for dry cough, and
also to speed up the cleansing of the bronchi from sputum (see Hebrion
- Syrup Mucoplant from Doctor Theiss – is appointed as
mucolytic and expectorant drug.
- Natur Cough Syrup Product with plantain and coltsfoot –
has mucolytic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory
- Plantain juice большого – назначается в комплексной терапии
diseases ЖКТ, инфекций органов дыхания, а также для наружного и
- Mukofalk granules – shown for the treatment of anal fissures,
- Fibralax powder – prescribed for the treatment of anal fissures,
postoperative rehabilitation after anorectal interventions
области, intestinal dysfunction.
Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог