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Contains iridoid glycosides and phenols and is mucilage rich
antiinflammatory activity (catalpol derivatives)
leaves are traditionally used topically as an adjunctive, emollient, and itch-relieving treatment in dermatological conditions, and in case of eye irritation.
Antibacterial; Antidote; Astringent; Demulcent; Expectorant; Haemostatic; Laxative; Ophthalmic; Poultice.
Ribwort plantain is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding, it quickly staunches blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue
The leaves contain mucilage, tannin and silic acid. An extract of them has antibacterial properties. They have a bitter flavour and are astringent, demulcent, mildly expectorant, haemostatic and ophthalmic. Internally, they are used in the treatment of a wide range of complaints including diarrhoea, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhage, haemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, asthma and hay fever . They are used externally in treating skin inflammations, malignant ulcers, cuts, stings etc. The heated leaves are used as a wet dressing for wounds, swellings etc
The root is a remedy for the bite of rattlesnakes, it is used in equal portions with Marrubium vulgare.
The seeds are used in the treatment of parasitic worms
Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells up in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes. Sometimes the seed husks are used without the seeds
A distilled water made from the plant makes an excellent eye lotion.
Plantago lanceolata (V. zaragatona) is a medicinal plant, whose fluid extracts is prescribed by some specialists of different stomatologic clinics in our country for its anti-inflammatory properties in treatment of buccal diseases, such as, gingivitis, aphtas, etc. Authors carried out an study on buccal subchronic toxicity using topic extract fluid from this plant in main structures of buccal cavity of gerbils, as well as in some organs of the digestive tract because of probabilities of a secondary swallowing. Histopatologic disorders werent’n found.