Many of us, hearing the word "plantain" recalls how in his childhood he applied it to wounds and abrasions. Surprisingly, after it the wounds healed faster, they did not get germs and bacteria. Only now it became clear that the plantain performs the function of an antiseptic. In fact, the leaves of this plant have much more benefit than we can imagine. In this article, we will examine the properties of plantain, which therapeutic and useful properties are characteristic of it.
The composition of the plant in large quantities contains vitamin K which helps fold blood, thereby preventing the bleeding and promote the rapid healing. Therefore, plantain is recommended for use as an emergency aid.
The healing properties of plantain can be used not only for external wounds. Often, this plant is used to combat the gastric diseases (but, necessarily with reduced acidity). It is enough to chew a few sheets so that the pain subsides.
On the basis of such plantain, you can prepare a medicinal infusion. For this you need one tablespoon of dried plant, pour 3.5oz of boiling water and insist for about 100 min. Strain the infusion and take in regular portions for an hour. Repeat this procedure every day.
Plantain is used to combat coughing. Moreover, it becomes an excellent remedy for allergies caused by the using of medications and the occurrence of contraindications. The plantain's healing properties allow it to fight with the respiratory diseases. It is noteworthy that even official medicine recognizes this. Flavonoids, which are part of the plantain's leaves, contribute to strengthening immunity and rapid recovery after the disease.
You can use the plantain of cough, with its syrup or a broth according the home recipe. You need three tablespoons of dry, crushed leaves of the plant, and as many spoons of the honey. Next, mixing the ingredients in a saucepan, cover and put them on a slow fire. Stir at a low heat for four hours, if necessary add water diluted with sugar. The ready-made medicinal syrup should be taken up to four times a day, one teaspoon about half an hour before meals.
With a dry cough, another plantain's formula is used. Prepare one tablespoon of chopped, dry plant pickles, pour one cup of boiling water. Leave the broth for two hours. Strain and drink to four times a day for one tablespoon 20-30 minutes before eating. Such a recipe will help restore the bronchi, activate the sputum excretion and liquefaction, and this becomes a tool for the treatment of the dry cough.
For rising the immunity it is useful a tincture of plantain, which helps with various diseases. For preparation, take 3.5oz of plantain's crushed dry leaves; pour 5oz of vodka, tightly closing the lid, leaving in a dark place for 14 days. At the end of this time, filter the infusion, and begin to use. To treat diseases of the mouth and throat, dilute this tincture in a proportion of 1:10, that is for one teaspoon of infusion you need ten tablespoons of water.
With the same prescription, you can get rid of the otitis. To do this, moisten the cotton swabs in the tincture, and inlay them inside the ear for 20-30 minutes, but not deeply. In the official medicine, the plantain is also used very widely and is a part of medicines and tablets.
Properties of Plantain's Juice
Increase the acidity of the gastric juice can be made of the help of plant's juice. From the leaves of plantain juice is squeezed out in the amount of one or two tablespoons. To it is added one tablespoon of honey, and 3.5oz of boiled, warm water. Take three times a day, two tablespoons. The course of treatment is one month, the time of reception is before meals.
The plantain's juice helps struggle the purulent wounds, promotes their rapid healing and tightening. It is used for first aid.
Seeds of plantain
The plant has a stem with seeds on it. They are great for treating the diseases associated with the genitals, help in the treatment of male and female infertility. The properties of the plantain and seeds give the opportunity to cope even with such diseases. To do this, it is enough to prepare a decoction from one tablespoon of seeds and a cup of boiled water cooked over low heat for five minutes. Insist the broth until cooling and take 30 minutes before eating (one spoonful for one time).
The seeds of plantain help with the stomach upset. To do this, mix one tablespoon of seeds with the 5oz boiling water, let it brew for 30 minutes and take one tablespoon three times a day.
The plantain is a plant that is useful in its parts entirety. It is useful even root, which is often used to quench toothache. Of course, if you have a toothache, you need to go to the dentist anyway, but if you can do it right now, the root of the plantain will help reduce the pain. For this it is washed and wrapped in a bandage and applied to the teeth. The decoction from the root will also help to quench the pain. To do this take a root of one plantain, brew it in 2.5oz of boiling water and rinse your mouth.
A dry root is used to treat of the thyroid and the adrenal glands. The prepared extract, based on this root, reduces the pain and inflammation after the insect bites such as mosquitoes, bees, spiders.
Harmful Properties of Plantain
Any potent plant has the opposite properties. So, among the harmful properties of plantain, there is a tendency for some people too allergic to it. The use of plantain does not suitable to the people, who have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, acute or chronic diseases and the increased acidity.
The people, who have a tendency to thrombosis, also must not use the plantain, as it further increases the blood coagulation. Therefore, the plantain is not recommended if the varicose veins are present. Do not use the plantain for pregnant girls and women, at least without consulting a doctor.