Psyllium: medicinal properties andcontraindications, use of stem, leaves, root for treatmentdiseases

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,
vegetable soups.

Medicinal properties

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


  • Organic acids: vanillic, furamarna, ferulic,
    chlorogenic, laracumaric, protocatech, non-chlorogenic
  • Polysaccharides, including mucus
  • Glycosides: catalpol, aukubin
  • Carotenoids
  • Tannins
  • Vitamins: C, B4, K
  • T blood clotting factor


  • Squirrels
  • Carbohydrates (starch)
  • Fat oil
  • Saponins steroid
  • Tannins


  • Sterols: stigmasterol, campesterol and sitosterol
  • Линолевая аминоacid


  • Phenocarboxylic acids
  • Flavonoids

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,
    uterine) bleeding.
  • 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,
    ear pain.
  • 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
    oncological formations.

Harvesting and storage of plantain

Plantain collection

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.

Psyllium treatment

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

Plantain seeds

  • 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.

Plantain syrup

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

Plantain juice

  • 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.

Side effects

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,
dizziness, etc.)

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
    dry cough).
  • 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
    local application.
  • Mukofalk granules – shown for the treatment of anal fissures,
    intestinal dysfunction.
  • Fibralax powder – prescribed for the treatment of anal fissures,
    postoperative rehabilitation after anorectal interventions
    области, intestinal dysfunction.

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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