Plantain is used by herbal
practitioners as a gentle expectorant and astringent.
Plantain can be used for:
Soothing sore and inflamed
especially where there is bleeding
None expected. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding
What herbal practitioners say about Plantain
Plantain can be used to
alleviate urinary infections and inflammations, diarrhoea, water retention,
haemorrhoids, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Its soothing qualities make it useful in the
treatment of sore throats, inflammation of the respiratory tract membranes, dry
coughs and mild bronchitis. Externally
it can be used as a poultice to relieve insect bites and stings.
Adult dose: 1 - 3mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.7 - 1mls three times a day.
Based on a ratio of herb to alcohol of 1:2
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