How to collect the plantain? Useful properties and contraindications to the use of plants


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Useful properties of plantain known by the ancient healers. At that time it was used for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Now herbal medicine is not very common, as is a lack of pharmaceutical products from pharmacies. But in case of necessity to provide emergency medical aid with improvised means you can use plantain, useful properties and contraindications to the use of which will be discussed in this article.

plantain useful properties and contraindications

How and when to gather plantain?

It is Optimal to do it during the summer months and in early autumn, after it Bud. Plantain, useful properties and contraindications for use which are listed in the encyclopedia of herbs, you can gather together with roots and seeds. Seeds should be harvested only when they are fully ripe (turns brown colored). Leaf collection is a few times per season. In the dry days of rip plantain in the morning, after the dew dries on the leaves. In any case, do not engage in the collection of plants near roads, as the leaves absorb the products of decomposition of fuel. Plantain, useful properties and contraindications which are known to all doctors, it is better to gather in places with good ecology. As tools to gather use a knife, hammer or scissors. Collected plants can be dried in the attic or under a canopy, spreading the roots, seeds and leaves on paper. It is important that the raw material was under the fresh air. Then it will not rot and will not lose useful properties. Store dried plants are better in canvas bags or boxes from wood.

tincture of plantain

Useful properties

The Plant is rich in enzymes, volatile and tannins. Plantain leaves contain vitamin C, carotene, and citric acid. Its seeds have oleic acid which can cure many diseases. Plantain, useful properties and contraindications for therapeutic use of which is known to almost all, is the first remedy for scrapes, bruises and broken knees. Many people are aware of its healing action. And antiseptic properties, this plant is similarly of iodine and green fodder. Therefore, apply the plantain in medicine. In addition, it can relieve pain, reduce inflammation and stop bleeding. Separately want to say about this drink as tincture of plantain. It is used as an expectorant and is released only by prescription. Some use plantain for cooking, by adding it to cereals, salads, omelets and casseroles. By the way, if you put the leaves of this plant in the soup, they will not only gain interesting taste, but would be a source of certain vitamins.

plantain in medicine


Though the plantain and has many positive qualities before applying should be familiar with contraindications. For example, if you suffer from acidity, the treatment plantain can not be carried out. Also, before using plants, be sure to leave the blood to determine the propensity to thrombosis.

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