Scientific Name: Plantago major
Other Names: Broad-Leaved Plantain, Dooryard Plantain, Greater Plantain, Ripple Grass,Round-Leaved Plantain, Wagbread, White Man’s Foot
Parts Used: Whole plant
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Alterative, Antacid, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antihistamine, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Astringent, Demulcent, Deobstruant, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Hemostatic, Laxative, Refrigerant, Tonic (Connective Tissues & Kidney), Vulnerary
Uses: Bed Wetting, Bladder Issues, Bruises, Burns, Cancer, Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Diarrhea, Constipation, Cough, Cuts, Cystitis (with bleeding), Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dropsy, Dysentery, Earache, Ear Mucus, Eczema, Epilepsy, Excessive Menstrual Flow, Fluid Retention, Hemorrhoids, High Cholesterol, Immune System Problems, Impotence, Inflammation, Insect Bites & Stings, Intestinal Inflammation, Jaundice, Kidney Troubles, Leukorrhea, Neuralgia, Poison Ivy, Rashes, Rattlesnake Bites, Rheumatic Pain, Ringworm, Scalds, Sebaceous Cysts, Skin & Mucous Membrane Inflammation, Snake Bites, Sores, Sprains, Strains, Throat Irritation, Toothache, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Disorders, Venereal Diseases (in 1st stages), Wounds
Contraindications: Do not use while taking the following medications: digoxin, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, Lithobid, or Tegretol. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Use caution if you are allergic to weed pollens. Avoid if you’ve had intestinal obstruction.