Plantain – undemanding plant for all ills

Подорожник на ладони

One of the most common and hardy plants such as chastuha podorozhnikovaya (in common plantain) is recognized as a unique tool for the treatment of many ailments. The scope of the water plantain plantain is wide: from cosmetics to the treatment of respiratory system, gastroenterology, diseases of the skin.

Chastuha podorozhnikovaya (plantain) – undemanding plant, different variety of types, and many useful properties, is widely used by mankind for maintaining health. Currently there are more than 250 species of plants which can be annuals, perennials and even a shrub. Plants grow plantain practically everywhere, even on waste grounds, weed places, near roads and on utoplennik areas. It does not require special care, easy to use in the formulation of pharmaceutical drugs and has a high efficiency in the treatment of various ailments.

Contraindications to its use there because plantain is actively used during pregnancy and in the treatment of children. Its beneficial properties are widely known in folk medicine, in connection with which a very wide scope of its application in practice.

Листья подорожника в тарелке

Scientists throughout the world have long studied the plantain, what is he useful and the basis of its unique properties. The studies found that chastuha podorozhnikovaya has a complex content, so has a number of specific actions on the body.

So, the psyllium husk contains mucilage, glycoside aukubin, ascorbic acid, carotene, volatile, thanks to the combination of which it is effective for many diseases. Depending on the need in medical practice use the seeds, leaves and root of plantain.

Properties of plantain and methods of its use

Чашка с настоем из листьев подорожника

Plantain has a number of unique properties, namely:

  • anti-inflammatory;
  • antiseptic;
  • wound healing;
  • the pain relief effect;
  • stop bleeding;
  • the decrease of gastric secretory function;
  • blood-purifying;
  • expectorant, bronchostenosis;
  • normalizing the level of cholesterol in the blood;
  • diuretic;
  • diaphoretic;
  • sensitizing;
  • soothing;
  • laxative;
  • anti-ulcer.

Very wide range of applications. Indications for use of plantain is the treatment of various wound surfaces, lung disease, gastrointestinal pathology, dental problems, raising the immunity of the organism, preventive measures for cleaning the body of toxins and harmful pathogens.

As dosage forms, the plantain used in the form of decoctions, infusions, juice, syrup, lotions, applied on the leaf on the center of disease locally.

Recipes using plantain in medical practice

Приготовление лекарства из травы подорожника

Harvesting of the herb Plantago occurs at a specific time, because of that, when collected one or another part of plantain depends on the presence of maximum concentration of the therapeutic properties of plants. In the leaves, stems and flowers useful properties are stored only immediately after flowering. The closer the period of seed formation, the less they focus of medical qualities.

Plantain leaf is going for 2 months after flowering herbs. Seeds the maximum concentration of the therapeutic properties remain only for the period of maturation. The root is to collect in the fall from September to November.

Only when these conditions rely on the fact that will be fully rendered therapeutic effect of psyllium. However, in medicine, used not only leaf, stem, color, seeds, and root of plantain. The husks of the seeds also has the medicinal properties to treat skin diseases.

The use of pure

Plantain leaf is applied locally on the wound surface, ensuring a rapid stopping bleeding, relieving pain, providing sensitizing, anti-inflammatory and healing action.

In folk medicine, plantain is used for gastritis, eating fresh leaves 30 minutes before a meal.


If dried grass plantain scalded with boiling water, then mince and squeeze the cake, it turns out the juice. It is widely used in dentistry, as it is expressed antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects.

The juice of plantain, mixed with olive oil and honey in equal proportions, used in cosmetology. Often the juice is still used in the treatment of gastritis, colitis, applying him inside. The juice stimulates the appetite, increases the production of saliva, reduces gastric secretion, enhances digestion through effects on intestinal motility. Juice relieves pain in the epigastrium, relieves spasms of smooth muscles.

The broth

The seeds of plantain brew (2 tsp of psyllium in 1 Cup of boiling water, to insist 12 hours) and then a decoction is used for treatment of gastrointestinal pathology (gastritis, duodenitis, peptic ulcer, colitis, enterocolitis).


Mixed infusion of plantain with honey in equal proportions, the resulting syrup. Plantain syrup for cough for kids – a delicious and effective tool in the treatment of diseases of the bronchopulmonary system, as, along with anti-inflammatory properties, plantain has expectorant action. Plantain cough is used as a tincture in ½ Cup up to 3 times a day.


The extract of plantain is recognized as a unique tool, as a part of its has in enhanced concentration of seeds. Diluted with warm water it is widely used in cosmetics, promotes rapid healing and elimination of microcracks, has a rejuvenating effect.


Infusion of plantain is used mainly for outdoor applications. Various pustular diseases of the skin, furunkoulez respond well to treatment when using lotions of tincture. In addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, the tincture has a more sedative effect on the skin, removing various kinds of allergic reactions and irritation.

For washing wounds, fistulas, gargle in catarrhal phenomena actively used water infusion of plantain (1 tablespoon of herbs on 1 glass of boiling water, to insist 30 minutes).

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