A plant, which you must have in your home!
This low, wild grass that usually is not seen, or is pulled out because is unwanted; it is widespread and is growing throughout the world. Since ancient times, it is used in the treatment of many skin problems. The healing properties of Plantago, when it comes to insect stings, wounds and burns, are mentioned even in the writings from the Benedictine monastery in Germany dating back from the 12th century. Indians have also used the Plantago leaves for treating many skin problems.
There are over 200 species of Plantago and the most popular are Broadleaf and Ribwort Plantago. Sebastian Kneipp stated that, if the wound is treated with Plantago juice, heals like it was sewn with a gold thread. Saint Hildegard used this juice for treating scorpion stings. This old folk remedy in some countries is officially accepted as a remedy
From malignant wounds to toothaches
Plantago contains mucus, bitter substances, silicic acid, glycoside aucubin and antibiotic compounds. The most famous use of this plant is in the treatment of cough, but it is effective in all respiratory diseases. It helps in healing of all respiratory organs, especially in diseases characterized by mucus discharge. It is recommended in whooping cough, asthma, pneumonia, and even in pulmonary tuberculosis. Scientists found that Plantago creates an aversion to smoking and reduces the desire for nicotine. Therefore, it is increasingly common ingredient in products for quit smoking. If you want to quit cigarettes you should try chewing Plantago leaves, or drink Plantago tea.
Also, it is proven that heals wounds. That is, if you treat wounds with Plantago they will heal faster! It can help with blisters as well which can be treated with porridge made of chopped Plantago leaves. It is effective and for skin diseases, various skin wounds and injuries, lip cancer, pus-filled and infected wounds, leg ulcers, pus-filled and infected ulcers, the regeneration of skin epithelium, for the treatment of scars and burns, insect bites. Just a couple of crushed leaves put on the infected nails and already the next morning the results will be visible.
Tea from these plants will solve your problems with dandruff and healing properties of this plant will help with liver disease, gall bladder, gynecological diseases (white discharge, problems with the uterus, women with sterility), toothache, kidney and bladder, urinary tract and bladder infections, eye diseases…
In addition, a single kind of seed of the Plantago, Psyllium, is used as a source of plant fibers in production of laxatives. It is also used for stomach and intestines disease (cramps in the intestines, various parasites in the gut, an amoeba, intestinal catarrh, colon mucus, colitis, ulcerative colitis, intestinal polyps, heartburn, hemorrhoids (porridge compress from the leaves), fever, bleeding gums, in urine blood, pulmonary bleedings, uterine bleeding.
How to use it?
In order to treat a pain caused by burns, infections, malignant wounds, animal bites and insects you need to put fresh leaves of Plantago. In case of bite from poisonous snakes, scorpions, for skin diseases, fever and various wounds use the Plantago root, while the seed of this amazing plant is used as a good Anthelmintic for cleaning the organism from parasites and intruders in the intestines.
The flowers and roots of this plant are used for the preparation of tea that cures syphilis, scrofulosis, bleeding, leucorrhoea, colic, ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary bleeding …
Tea made from plantain
1 teaspoon of leaves should be poured with hot water, cover and wait for 15 minutes. Strain and drink 2-4 cups of this tea during the day.