It is used to strengthen the mucous around the body fight infections, reduce mucosal secretions and stimulate tissue repair. All catarrhal ear problems and respiratory tract, also digestive system improve with plantain.
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Plantain, known in Gaelic as "healing herb", is a versatile herb that combats many problems. It is used primarily to strengthen the mucous membranes throughout the body, fight infection, reduce mucous secretions and stimulate tissue repair. All catarrhal problems of the ears and airways, and digestive system, improve with plantain. It can be taken to treat colds, hay fever, sinusitis, cough and sore throat. Also treats heartburn, peptic ulcers, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. It is best taken in tea, though the tincture is also effective. Is acute conditions, take for short periods, but in case of nasal congestion, allergic rhinitis and mucous colitis, take it for a long time. For their mucilage has emollient properties. The Greater Plantain contains iridoids, the main aucubósido of the antibacterial and antitussive. Used in respiratory catarrh, bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, rhinitis, colds, flu, pharyngitis, tracheitis, asthma. The greater plantain also antiinflammatory and antiallergic therefore becomes a valuable ally against allergic respiratory manifestations. It is very effective to repair tissues externally applied, also stimulates the body's inner healing, especially of the digestive and respiratory systems. It also acts as a good mechanical laxative (constipation, diarrhea). Other uses include: cystitis, urethritis. Rheumatism. Hepatitis. Helping in the treatment of overweight and hyperlipidemia. Externally: conjunctivitis, blepharitis, rhinitis, glossitis, dry eczema, herpes, psoriasis, burns.
No side effects have been reported.