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Plant Information

Common Name: PLANTAIN
Scientific Name: Plantago major
Alternative Names: Weeblaar (Afr)

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Plantago major


  • Perennial
  • Leaves bitter, root sweet

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Inflammation: skin, malignant ulcers
  • Astringent, anti-inflamatory, diuretic anti-bacterial, haemostyptic
  • Stop inner/external bleeding
  • Urinary tract infections, ease dry coughs
  • Externally: heal sore wounds, inflammations
  • Inflamed mucous membranes, diarrhea, lung infections
  • Gargle: sore throat, mouth and gum inflammations
  • Ointment - burns and haemorrhoids
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