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Water Plantain Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Water Plantain
Glycemic Index / Load
Common Water Plantain, Oriental Water Plantain
Botanical Name
Alisma Plantago Aquatica, Alismataceae Family
Chinese Name
Ze Xie

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Water Plantain Cures


Action of Water Plantain

Nutrients in Water Plantain

Taste of
Water Plantain

Nature of
Water Plantain


Parts Used

Dry Root, Rhizome, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Water Plantain

It may cause Skin Irritation.
Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Excess intake may cause
Abdominal Pain.
Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Water Plantain then do not take Diuretic medications.
The root and seed of the plant promotes Sterility. On the contrary, the whole plant promotes Conception. There is insufficient evidence for this. Please don't take it without consulting your Doctor or Physician.
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Water Plantain is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 1.2 M.
Best used for Urinary Tract Infection.

In TCM :
Water Plantain : Ze Xie
Meridians associated : Kidney and Urinary Bladder


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Materia Medica for Water Plantain

Water Plantain General

The Water Plantain plant is a diuretic. It is best used to treat Kidney and Liver problems.
It helps to get rid of excess water in the Body. It helps in more Urine production in the Body. This way it treats a number of diseases like Edema, Diarrhea, Bloating and difficult urination.
It is an Expectorant and helps in expelling Phlegm from the Body.
It is known as "Cooling Herb". It treats Dizziness and ringing in the Ear.
Roasted Plantain fruit is good for men having problems associated with Premature Ejaculation, Spermatorrhea and nightly emissions.
The plant parts are used medicinally to treat different diseases. The edible parts of the plant are leaves and root.
The leaves possess Antibacterial, Anticholesterolemic and Hypotensive property. They are used in the treatment of Cystitis, Dysentery and Kidney Stones.
The fresh leaves are Rubefacient in nature. Leaves are used in the treatment of Leprosy. A poultice of leaves is used topically to heal bruises and swelling.
The fresh leaves and roots of Water Plantain are toxic. The leaves are heated and root is dried before using, to nullify the toxicity affect.
The root is acrid in taste. The root is harvested before the plant flowers and dried for later use. The root should be dried or boiled and cooked thoroughly before consuming. It is used in the treatment of diseases associated with Kidneys like Oliguria and Nephritis. It also treats Fatty Liver and Cholesterolaemia.
The Essential oil of root is very beneficial medicinally. It is Antibacterial, Anticholesterolemic, Diuretic and Hypotensive in nature. It helps in lowering Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar level. The Antibacterial action of the root prevents the Body from infection causing Bacteria.
The Stem of Alisma plant is dried and used for consumption. It can be grated and taken with water. It is a good remedy for Digestive disorders, Heartburn, Cramps and Stomach Flu.
The powdered form of seed is Astringent in nature. It is used to heal Bleeding.
The flowers of the plant are Hermaphrodite in nature. They have both male and female organs. They are pollinated by Flies.
Single Herb

Water Plantain for Watery Semen

Roast the dried Water Plantain plant over flame. Grind to make powder. Take 1 tsp after every meal. Use it for 1 month.

Water Plantain for Burns

Prepare a paste of Plantain leaves. Apply this paste on the burnt part.
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Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 4

Make a decoction of Rhubarb root, Water Plantain leaves, Gardenia fruit and Knotgrass leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Night Sweat 3

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Cornus Florida
White Peony
Yam Rhizome
Water Plantain
Phellodendron Amurense
Powder all ingredients together. Have one teaspoon with milk at night.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful kidney tonic.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Cuscuta Chinensis
Goji Berry
Zanthoxylum Piperitum
Morinda Officinalis
Cornus Officinalis
Polyporus Umbellatus
Achyranthes Aspera
Yam Rhizome
Horny Goat Weed
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Chinese Knotweed
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Water Plantain
White Peony
Anemone Chinensis
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
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Samuel Grandle ( Liberia )
23 Aug 2016
When I was a kid, I used experience blood coming from my penis when i am used to run . Because of that, am now 33 yes old but can't impregnate. Please help
23 Aug 2016
Do you still experience the same problem ?
Did yo go for a physical diagnosis ? I yes, then please let us know what did your doctor say ?
Also please share other symptoms, if experienced ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Endurance ( Edo )
07 Jul 2017
Is Water plantain the same as the plantain
Master yusuf ( Nigeria /ogun state )
05 Dec 2017
How can I get rid of watery sperm and quick ejacuation..... Cause I did not last more than 5 minute even some time 2 minute before going down so please I need help cause it such and embarrassing to me when making fun...... So please I need quick reply to my problem.
17 Jan 2018
Take Horny goat weed capsules, one every day for a month
Have Mucuna Pruriens capsules, one daily for a month. Another herb is Land Caltrops. Have it in the capsule form, every day for 20 days.
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