Plantain (Plantago major)
Greater Plantain shows beneficial results when taken both internally and externally.The plant is considered to be alterative, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, haemostatic, styptic and vulnerary. Due to high concentration of mucilage, plant has excellent emollient properties. The plant is used externally (fresh leaves) in treatment of eczema, burns, cuts, wounds of all sorts, sores, ulcers, insect bites and hemorrhoids. Internally, this is an excellent remedy for gastritis, enteritis, vide variety of respiratory conditions (including bronchitis and asthma). Greater plantain is also used for bladder dysfunctions, jaundice, hepatitis, diarrhea, sciatica, tuberculosis, toothaches, catarrh, hay fever etc. Safety: No known contraindications. Still, some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is highly advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.