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    Plantain - Leaf Pack 250 g

    Latin name: Plantago lanceolata
    Family: Plantaginaceae
    Other names: Greater Plantain, Plantain birds, Common Plantain, Plantain broadleaf

    Botanical description

    Perennial, native to the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the temperate regions of Asia, plantain adapts uncultivated soils, sunny, bordering paths.
    Plantain is a non bushy herb. Its leaves are gray-green, linear, lanceolate, acuminate with 5 ribs.
    Key Properties
    Antihistamine: inhibition of IgE-dependent histamine
    Antispasmodic smooth muscle, bronchial in particular. This is an excellent cough
    - Antibacterial, bacteriostatic and bactericidal against Gram +
    - On antiviral adenovirus, herpes (caffeic acid, chlorogenic)
    Cytotoxic cells against hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Peripheral actions
    Anti-ulcer: 95% reduction of the ulcers in rats
    Hepatoprotective vis-à-vis toxic (carbon tetrachloride and Amanita phalloides) (aucuboside)
    Antipruritic and analgesic

    Main indications

    Respiratory diseases:
    - Allergic rhinitis and pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, spasmodic cough,
    - Bronchitis, bronchiolitis, whooping cough,
    - Asthma, chronic bronchitis, DDB with an allergic component,
    - Cessation.

    Eye diseases: allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis.

    Digestive diseases:
    - Gastritis, effects of peptic ulcer,
    - Post-infectious colitis,
    - Proctitis, anal ulcer.

    Urinary diseases: bladder inflammation, cystitis clear urine, hematuria additional treatment.
    Mucocutaneous disease:
    - Hives, eczema, prurigo, allergic rashes after insect bites, sores,
    - Varicose ulcers, hemorrhoids, anal ulcer,
    - Gingivitis, mouth ulcers.


    Internal use
    - Gastritis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, colitis
    - Bronchitis and laryngitis
    - Hematuria
    Infusion: 40 g / l, 10 minutes, 3 cups / day

    External use
    - Insect Bites + + + (wasps, bees)
    - Fistulas, ulcers, hemorrhoids
    maceration 1 night 40g / l, bring to a boil then cool: in bathroom eye, mouth.

    At high doses, plantain may have laxative and hypotensive effects.
    Some people may have allergic reactions to plantain


    The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:


    How to make an infusion easily

    For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.

    • Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat once boiling) 1 c. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), then cover.
    • Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
    • Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding some honey or natural syrup.

    How to make a decoction easily

    For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody medicinal plants).

    • Place 1 tsp. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant selected from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
    • Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
    • Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.


    Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.

    Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.

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