BUCK'S-HORN PLANTAIN

OTHER NAME(S):

Buckshorn Plantain, Koronopus, Plantago coronopus, Strandkämpar, Wedaina.

Overview

Overview Information

Buck's-horn plantain is an herb that is found in Europe, western Asia, and northern parts of Africa. The leaves are sometimes used to make an Italian salad called misticanza. The leaves are also used to make medicine.

Buck's-horn plantain is taken by mouth for kidney disease, urinary disorders, and as a laxative.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how buck's-horn plantain might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Kidney disease.
  • Urinary disorders.
  • Increasing bowel movements.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate buck's-horn plantain for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if buck's-horn plantain is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking buck's-horn plantain if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don't use it.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for BUCK'S-HORN PLANTAIN Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of buck's-horn plantain depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for buck's-horn plantain. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Darias V, Martin-Herrera D, Abdala S, de la Fuente D. Plants used in urinary pathologies in the Canary Islands. Pharmaceutical Biology 2001;39(3):170-180.
  • Darias V, Martin-Herrera D, Abdala S, de la Fuente D. Plants used in urinary pathologies in the Canary Islands. Pharmaceutical Biology 2001;39(3):170-180.

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