Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata

Plantaginaceae Medicinal Uses: -the herb is astringent and antibacterial. Due to the tannins present, the juice of a pressed plantain has been shown to be bacteriostatic and bactericidal Conditions Treated in Modern Medicine: -Common Cold -Cough and Bronchitis -Fevers adn Colds -Inflammation of the mouth or Pharynx -Skin inflammation Pharmacological Substances and Properties: -Iridoide monoterpenes including aucubin and catalpol -Flavinoids -Caffeic acid and Esters -Tannins -Hydroxycoumarins including aesculetin -Saponins -Silic acid Medicinal Parts Used: -the dried Leaves and Dried Herb can be prepared many ways and are available as macerations, liquid extracts, lozenges, syrups, and as the fresh pressed juice of the plant