Description of plantain
Plantain belongs to the family of the same name, in the wild is increasing in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia.
In medicine is used plantain leaves, stems, roots.
The leaves were found bitter and tannins, polysaccharides, carotenoids, ascorbic acid, vanillic, ferulic, chlorogenic acid, fumaric acid, other organic acids, alkaloids, glycosides, choline, vitamins K, B4.
The stems of plantain contain phenol carboxylic acids and flavonoids. The roots were found sterols, linoleic acid.
The healing properties of plantain
Plantain has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic, sleeping pills, wound healing, anti-tumor effect, it stimulates the appetite and digestive system, strengthens the immune system.
Use of plantain
Preparations plantain helps with headaches, eye diseases, diabetes, exhaustion, gallbladder disease, arrhythmia, neurasthenia, heart failure, flatulence, gastrointestinal ulcers, chronic colitis
Plantain helps in cancer, leukemia, Hodgkin disease: a plant peculiar to protect the internal organs from the effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, it promotes the resorption of small tumors and metastases.
An infusion made from the plant, has expectorant action, so take plantain cough. To prepare an infusion, one spoon a tablespoon of dried leaves steeped 250ml boiling water for two hours insist, wrapped a warm cloth. Drink infusion of plantain cough tablespoon four p / day before meals - for 20 minutes and further at a fit of coughing.
In addition, the infusion of the leaves of the plantain tones and helps with fatigue, general fatigue. But keep in mind that when using an alcohol tincture of plantain seen another property - it has a sedative effect and helps to reduce the pressure.
Plantain juice can also be used as an expectorant and reduces inflammation in asthma agents, whooping cough, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis. Plantain cough in these diseases are used as follows: before a meal drink a teaspoon of juice of the plant.
Plantain juice can be bought ready and use it not only for the treatment of cough: in diseases of the digestive tract drink one tablespoon of juice, mix it with 50ml pre-warm water before meals (for 20 min.) 3-4 p / night for a month. Juice of plantain helps with dermatological diseases - 3-4r / day make lotions, bandage or do the washing juice. With burns helps regular treatment of affected skin juice plant every one and a half hours.
A good shielding means considered a decoction of psyllium, which helps with the inflammation of the intestine or stomach. They also treat hemorrhoids, diarrhea, use a decoction of gout, impotence, dysentery. To prepare the medicine, pour a tablespoon of seeds and a half cups of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Drink decoction of the Council on 4 100ml p / day. Men after 35 years of such a decoction for the prevention of problems with potency recommended to drink regularly from fall to spring.
From the description of plantain it is also known that its seeds to help with infertility: one tablespoon of seeds boiled for five minutes in a glass of water, half an hour insist, strain and drink three p / day for 2 months spoon.
Anti-inflammatory properties of psyllium are shown and when applied topically. With broth seed plants can make lotions to the eye to relieve the inflammation, two teaspoons of seeds pour two teaspoons of cold water, stir and add six tablespoons of boiling water. Infusion use can after cooled.
The healing properties of psyllium are manifested not only by using concoctions or juice. For example, fresh leaves of the plant, frayed into mush, accelerate the healing of scratches, bruises, relieve inflammation of insect bites. For the treatment of pulp from the leaves wrapped in cheesecloth or a bandage is applied to the sore spot. Bites bandage to keep at least half an hour. If there is no effect, change the dressing on fresh.
If you mix a paste of freshly picked plantain leaves with egg white, will protivoozhogovoe means. It is applied to the affected skin with a thick layer of one or two p / day for 15 min.
In the description of plantain it indicated that it can not be taken at an elevated blood clotting, high gastric acid secretion, the presence of blood clots in the blood vessels, hypersensitivity, aggravation of gastrointestinal ulcers.
Prolonged use of psyllium can increase the likelihood of blood clotting and thrombus formation.