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Plantago Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Plantago, Common Plantain
Botanical Name
Plantago Major, Plantago Lanceolata
Hindi Name
Baartang , Lahuria,
Homeopathic Name
Plantago Major   -   Mother Tincture

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Plantago Cures

Most Effective


Action of Plantago

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Plantago

Taste of

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Plantago

It may cause Allergies.
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Plantago is a weed.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It belongs to Plantaginaceae family.
It grows up to 70 Cm.

Best used for Wounds and as a natural aversion to tobacco. It helps in quitting smoking.
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Materia Medica for Plantago

Single Herb

Plantago for Asthma

Make a decoction of the roots of Plantago . Take two times a day .

Plantago for Wounds

Warm the leaves of Plantago. Coat them with Mustard oil. Use as a fomentation over the affected area two times a day .

Plantago for Stings

Warm the Plantago leaves. Apply with Mustard oil twice a day.

Plantago for Piles

Prepare a decoction of Plantago roots. Have two times a day .

Plantago for Bed Wetting

Have Plantago extract.

Plantago for Cuts

Apply the Leaves of Plantago directly to the affected area.

Plantago for Gall Bladder

Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Plantago. Have this two- three times a day.

Plantago for Sunburns

Prepare a tea made from the leaves of English Plaintain. Wash the affected area with this liquid.

Plantago for Oral Thrush

Prepare a decoction of the roots of Plantago for Oral Thrush

Plantago for Aphonia

Prepare an infusion of the leaves of Plantago. Gargle .

Plantago for Hoarseness

Boil 2 teaspoons of dried Plantago in a cup of water. Strain and gargle with this water 2 to 3 times a day.

Plantago For Lungs

It is one of the Herbs that is used to make Cough Syrups.
To get rid of Dry Cough and Lung Congestion, Drink Plantago Leaves decoction.
Boil A handful leaves in water and drink twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Urinary Problems 2

Make a decoction of Virginia Snakeroot, Jasmine ( Chameli ) and Plantago. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 41

Boil a cup of water in a pot with an equal amount of 1 to 2 teaspoons of Thyme and Plantago. Put a half teaspoon of Lemon ( Nimbu ) juice and 1 teaspoon of sugar in it. Boil them for 10 minutes. Strain off this mixture. Drink this mixture four times a day to treat Asthma.

Herbal Treatment For Pneumonia 4

Boil 1 teaspoon of Plantago and Thyme in 100 ml of water. Add a half teaspoon of Sugar and Lemon ( Nimbu ) juice in this water. Boil it till it reduces to half. Strain it off. Drink a cup of this warm decoction sip by sip in every hour to get cured.
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Mrs Ann Symonds ( United Kingdom )
16 Jun 2016
plantago has helped a persistent dry cough but seemed to have caused ear problems
16 Jun 2016
Hello Ann, There are a very less chance that Plantago causes Ear problem. In fact, Plantago is a herb that penetrates the middle and inner ear canal and its antibacterial property helps to counter all ear infections.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Catherine Stone
14 Mar 2018
Hi, do I put Plantago in water/juice? Help,,, I have bad allergies and my ears are Very sound sensitive and sore.
A medical website said to try Plantago.
Mrs Boulton
29 Jun 2016
I was taking it for sinus, and it gave me tinnitus. When I stopped it, the tinnitus went away. I'm sure it's a very rare side effect.
Rohin ( Tamilnadu )
20 Oct 2016
How much should we take and how long should we take for tobacco addiction
Arlene Johnson ( England )
14 Dec 2016
I have a cough that is not dry that never goes away. I have been ingesting Zeolite powder because I knew that it was the chemtrails that gave me the cough. In 2015 I also had shortness of breath (not asthma), but it was due to chemtrails. The Zeolite ended the shortness of breath and the cough was virtually gone, but then the cough returned since then and has remained while the shortness of breath didn't return causing me to think that the cough's cause was not the chemtrails any longer. A friend who is a holistic therapist suggested plantago for lung congestion. What do you think? And if you think the plantago would work, please advise what I should buy and where would be a good place to order it?
19 Dec 2016
Arlene. You can buy it from any homeopathic store. Take the mother tincture every day for 15 days. Either order it online or buy from any homeopathic store.
Or, you can drink Plantago tea everyday for a month.
PRADEEP GAJRAJ ( India/rajasthan )
03 Sep 2017
I m suffering from pyorrhea, from last 2yrs.
16 Sep 2017
My mother drank about 20 drops of Plantago M. EXT. Should we be concerned?
Vicky ( Uk )
23 Nov 2017
Will plantago help with vertigo?
Catherine Stone ( United States )
14 Mar 2018
I have bad allergies, and all sounds are very Loud... An allergy site said to try Plantago - do I put it in a liquid, or in my ears?
13 Jun 2018
I've been giving my son Plantago for bedwetting it has been helping. Is it something that once I stop giving it to him he will retract or once healed, he will continue staying dry??
R.kalyani ( Tamil nadu )
15 Dec 2018
How to use plantago m.ext Q HP.I mother tincture for tooth ache
10 Mar 2019
14 Mar 2019
How do I use Baking Soda to treat Urinary Tract Infection?
29 Aug 2019
How do you preserve the leaves once picked?
02 Sep 2019
Dear Sue, Dry the leaves in shade. You can then store the dried leaves in an air tight container.
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