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  botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Plantain, Common - Herb Profile and Information
The Common Broad-leaved Plantain is a very familiar perennial 'weed,' and may be found anywhere by roadsides and in meadow-land.
The Broad-leaved Plantain seems to have followed the migrations of our colonists to every part of the world, and in both America and New Zealand it has been called by the aborigines the 'Englishman's Foot' (or the White Man's Foot), for wherever the English have taken possession of the soil the Plantain springs up.
A decoction of Plantain was considered good in disorders of the kidneys, and the root, powdered, in complaints of the bowels.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/p/placom43.html   (1476 words)

  Common plantain
Plantain was hailed by Pliny as a cure for the “madness of dogs”, and Erasmus claimed it to be an antidote for spider bite toxins.
Plantain is commonly used as an astringent; its juice, when rubbed on an insect bite or bee sting, immediately sooths the area and begin the healing process.
Plantain is still considered a diuretic; in addition, it is used as an expectorant and decongestant.
www.woodrow.org /teachers/bi/2000/Ethnobotany/common_plantain.html   (671 words)

 Plantain Herbal Supplement from Herbal Extracts Plus
Native Americans used Plantain widely and referred to it as "Life Medicine." The Shoshones employed it for wounds, diarrhea, and dysentery, and the herb was an antidote for venomous snakebites and a worm remedy in early American domestic medicine.
When Plantain, with its high mucilage and fiber content, was added to the diet, it has been conjectured that it works by filling and coating the stomach, which limits caloric intake by reducing the absorption of fats, as well as providing a feeling of fullness and reducing the appetite.
Plantain's mucilage is said to soothe the stomach and ease indigestion and heartburn, as well as soothe the inflamed tissues of the lower intestinal tract.
www.herbalextractsplus.com /plantain.cfm   (1242 words)

Plantain is famous as a wound healer and an antidote to poisons.
The tannins are astringent, useful to reduce swelling and inflammation, staunching bleeding and encouraging healing, explaining its traditional use for tuberculosis, bleeding in the stomach and bowels, vomiting of blood, diarrhea and colitis, and for excessive menstrual bleeding.
Plantain is commonly prescribed for gastritis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome, respiratory congestion, loss of voice, and urinary tract bleeding.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_plantain.htm   (698 words)

 Plantain Information on Healthline
Plantain, Plantago major, was considered to be one of the nine sacred herbs by the ancient Saxon people, and has been celebrated in Anglo-Saxon poetry as the "mother of herbs." There are more than 200 species of plantain and nearly as many recorded uses for this humble herb.
Plantain is a hardy and prolific perennial found in fields, lawns, roadsides, footpaths, and marginal areas throughout the temperate regions of the world.
Plantain is an ancient remedy used widely for relieving coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis, sore throat, laryngitis, urinary infections, and digestive problems.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/plantain   (831 words)

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Plantain is a European native which was apparently brought to North America as a food crop.
Broadleaf plantain was called White Man's Foot by many North American Indians, since some say it followed the white man's footsteps, and always grew in the new settlements; others say that the leaf actually resembles a foot (if that's the case, it would have to had been someone with some serious foot problems).
Narrowleaf plantain's (Plantago lanceolata) leaves are prominently ribbed with parallel veins, which converge at their bases into a broad petiole about two inches long.
www.caliberdt.com /~nyerges/plantain.htm   (1383 words)

 IFA - Publications - Manual : plantain
Plantains (cooking banana) are closely related to the familiar dessert banana.
The quantity of N a soil can deliver to plantain can be estimated from the N taken up in a similar situation by a crop such as continuously-grown, minimum-till maize.
P percentage in plantain fruit is low and so also is the quantity of P contained in the fruit.
www.fertilizer.org /ifa/publicat/html/pubman/plantain.htm   (949 words)

 CHAPTER XIV BANANA PLANTAIN: Post-harvest Operations
The fingers of ripe plantain or unripe plantain are peeled and cooked in boiling water or in vapour for 20 to 50 minutes depending on the cultivar and ripening stage of the fruit.
Unripe plantain pulp after cooking in water or vapour is pounded in a wooden mortar to be transformed into a homogenous flexible pastry.
Plantain fingers, generally of the horn or false horn type, are cooked in water with leafy vegetables (pumpkin leaves, amaranth leaves, etc.).
www.fao.org /inpho/content/compend/text/ch14.htm   (2576 words)

 Plantain Remedies | Gaia Garden Herbals
Plantain is considered a diuretic, alterative, astringent and vulnerary herb.
Plantain is also considered a powerful antitoxin and is said to neutralize poisons.
Externally, Plantain, is used to stem bleeding and as a topical anti-inflammatory for dressing wounds.
www.gaiagarden.com /products/plantain/P   (121 words)

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Plantain is a perennial herb widely distributed throughout Europe and Asia (Wichtl and Bisset, 1994).
In Germany, plantain is official in the German Pharmacopeia, approved in the Commission E monographs, and the tea form is official in the German Standard License monograph for oral ingestion, rinses, and gargles as well as external use as a cataplasm (BAnz, 1998; Braun et al., 1997; DAB 10, 1991—1996; Wichtl and Bisset, 1994).
The Commission E approved the internal use of plantain for catarrhs of the respiratory tract and inflammatory alterations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.
www.herbalgram.org /iherb/expandedcommissione/he078.asp   (1612 words)

 Plantain Plantago major uses
Plantain is very easy to cultivate, it succeeds in any soil and prefers a sunny position, some forms have been selected for their ornamental value.
Plantain grows from a short, tough rootstock or rhizome, which has a large number of long, straight, yellowish roots, is a basal, rosette of large, broadly oval, dark green, leaves.
Plantain is edible and medicinal, the young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a pot herb, they are very rich in vitamin B1 and riboflavin.
altnature.com /gallery/plantain.htm   (882 words)

 Plantain - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Plantain, common name applied to any member of a family of plants that is primarily native to temperate regions.
Water Plantain, common name for a family of herbaceous, aquatic, or amphibious plants, and for its representative genus.
The plantain, or cooking banana, is classified as Musa x...
au.encarta.msn.com /Plantain.html   (131 words)

 Information on the herb plantain.
Plantain is a well-known herb that grows in rich, moist places, in fields, by the roadsides, and is common in Europe and America.
Plantain is a perennial herb with almost no stem, with a round flower-stalk from 1 ft to 3 ft in height, arising from a fibrous root.
Taken as an herbal tea, plantain eases the irritation of upper respiratory tract catarrh, as well as inflammation of the mucus membranes of the mouth and throat.
www.ageless.co.za /herb-plantain.htm   (493 words)

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