Properties and use of plantain in recipes of folk medicine

Plantain is an annual or perennial plant of the Podorozhnikov family up to 40 centimeters in height. Leaves petiolate, collected in a basal rosette. The flowers are small, collected in spikelets. It grows along roads, on weedy places, in steppes, meadows in temperate and subtropical belts. There are more than 150 species of this plant.

  • chemical composition
  • Useful properties
  • Application
  • From
  • infertility From
  • prostatitis from postpartum enuresis
  • Cough
  • From
  • asthma from burns and frostbite
  • In cardiovascular diseases
  • From
  • poisoning toothache
  • from the bites of poisonous insectsFrom
  • dermatitis When gastrointestinal diseases
  • from wounds, boils and sores
  • against skin aging from black dots
  • Application
  • extract from asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitisand
  • from cracks, scratches, bites from insects
  • tuberculosis
  • Contraindications
  • Harvesting and storage

chemical composition is present in the plantain leaf:

  • aukubin.
  • Glycoside.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Ascorbic acid.
  • Uronic acids. Providamin A.
  • Polysaccharides.
  • Vitamin K.
  • Enzymes.
  • Tannins.
  • Potassium.
  • Alkaloids.

Seeds contain:

  • Fatty oils.
  • Protein.
  • Amino acids.
  • Oleanolic acid.
  • Carbohydrates.
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Useful properties of

Plantain has the following properties:

  • Common restorative.
  • Antiallergic.

  • Soothing.
  • Sugar-reducing.
  • Expectorant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Blood-cleansing.
  • Antiseptic.
  • Sedative.
  • Laxative.
  • Wound healing.
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Plantain is used to treat such diseases:

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tablespoon of psyllium seeds, pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes. To insist 1 hour, to accept to men on 2 table spoons 4 times a day.

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tablespoon of psyllium pour 250 grams of water, boil 5 minutes, leave for 30-40 minutes. Take 2 tablespoons of 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

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From postpartum enuresis

15 medium leaves of plantain pour 1 cup boiling water, insist 20 minutes. Take infusion over a tablespoon 4 times a day.

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1 teaspoon of seeds pour cup of boiling water, cover and saucer, insist to cool to room temperature. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times daily before meals.

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From asthma

A teaspoon of seeds to crush, pour half a cup of boiling water, insist 30 minutes. Take 3 times daily before meals.

Read also about the use of the Tibetan lofanta in folk medicine
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from burns and frostbite

3 tablespoons of crushed leaves with cones mix with a glass of warm chicken or goosefat, mix to homogeneity and put in the sun, then douse on a water bath for 3 hours. The next day, again put in the sun, for the whole day, and then on the water bath for 1 hour. Strain and wring out.

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For cardiovascular diseases

Mix 1 teaspoon of leaves of plantain, fruits of caraway seeds, parsley root, cornflower blue flowers.1 tablespoon of mixture to pour 400 grams of boiling water. Infuse 45 minutes, strain and take 3-4 times daily before meals for a month.

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From poisoning

7 fresh leaves of plantain pour a glass of wine or apple cider vinegar, add a teaspoon of salt, boil on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Take 15 drops per tablespoon of water every hour, put the leaves on your stomach.

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From toothache

The cleared plantain root is put in the ear from the side of the aching tooth.

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From bites of poisonous insects

Grind into a slurry or pass through a meat grinder a few fresh leaves of plantain, make a compress and attach to a bite. Change the bandage every 2 hours.

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From dermatitis

5 fresh leaves of plantain pass through a meat grinder, mix with a glass of white wine. Stir the mixture until smooth. Lubricate the ointment with ointment 2 times a day. This ointment is stored for no more than three days.

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For digestive diseases

2 tablespoons of crushed leaves pour a glass of boiling water and simmer in a water bath under the lid for 10 minutes. Strain, take a third cup for 15 minutes before meals 3 times a day.

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From wounds, boils and ulcers

Fresh leaves of plantain, rinse, dry, pass through a meat grinder, squeeze out the juice. Mix 3 tablespoons of plantain with 1 tablespoon of Vaseline. Stir until smooth in a glass bowl. Apply to damaged areas several times a day.

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Against skin aging

Dry or fresh leaves pour boiling water in a 1: 5 ratio. Wrap up with a towel and leave for 15 minutes. Strain and divide into two parts, one of which is put in the refrigerator. Apply to the face soaked in infusions napkins alternately, hot hold 2 minutes, a cold 5 minutes.

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From black points

Fresh leaves to grind through a meat grinder. Squeeze the juice and rub into problem areas.

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Application of extract

There is a pharmaceutical form of the plantain extract:

The extract is concentrated, pharmacy or home, a remedy that is made from the leaves of plantain. Psyllium extract is also applicable in home treatment:

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For asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis

Take 30 drops of liquid plantain extract 3 times a day.

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From cracks, scratches, insect bites

Lubricate affected areas with 4% plantain extract 3-4 times a day.

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From tuberculosis

In a glass of water, dissolve a teaspoonful of liquid extract. Take 3 times a day on a teaspoon before eating.

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No plantain:

  • With increased blood clotting.
  • With gastritis and stomach ulcer.
  • With allergies.
  • With asthma.
  • With thrombosis.
Application should start with a minimum dosage, gradually increasing to avoid poisoning and allergies.
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Harvesting and storage of

Plantain leaves are harvested from June to October during flowering. They are laid out on clean paper, dried in the shade in the open air, periodically turning over and removing the burnt. Seeds are harvested in August-September. To do this, dry the cut stems and cleanse the seeds. Keep the workpieces in a glass jar with a tight lid. Shelf life of the leaves is 2 years, seeds - 3 years.

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