One of the most popular traditional uses for this herb was to support lung health. Plantain leaves are rich in mucilage, which exerts protective and demulcent activity on the respiratory tract. It moistens and coats the airways with a protective layer which reduces the irritation that causes a dry cough.
Plantain leaves are high in immune boosting vitamins A and C, and the high tannin content imparts astringent properties which reduce inflammation and combat infection by depriving bacteria of nutrients. The high mucilage content of Plantain leaves, coupled with their anti-inflammatory properties make this wonderful herb for many digestive complaints.
-Keep out of reach of children.
-Consult with your physician prior to incorporating herbal supplements into your daily treatment plan; if you have a medical condition or are taking medications.
-Herbs and medications can affect each other either by reducing pharmaceuticals effectiveness or enhancing the effectiveness. Herbs have the ability to lower or raise blood pressure and thin the blood for example.
-Consult with your physician prior to incorporating herbal supplements if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or nursing. Many herbs have the ability to stimulate the uterus and cause miscarriage or premature labour.
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Plantain (Plantago major)