Great plantain contains chemicals that might help decrease pain and swelling, decrease mucous, and open airways. It might also help kill bacteria and fungi.
People use great plantain for cough, mouth sores, obesity, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse great plantain with other plants also known as plantain, such as Asian water plantain, black psyllium, blond psyllium, buckhorn plantain, or buck's-horn plantain. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for GREAT PLANTAIN overview.
When applied to the skin: Great plantain cream is possibly safe when used for up to 2 weeks. It can cause allergic skin reactions in some people.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Great plantain cream is possibly safe when used for up to 2 weeks. It can cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Pregnancy: It's likely unsafe to use great plantain while pregnant. Great plantain can affect the uterus and might increase the chance of having a miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if great plantain is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with GREAT PLANTAIN
Great plantain leaves contain large amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by the body to help blood clot. Warfarin is used to slow blood clotting. By helping the blood clot, great plantain leaves might decrease the effects of warfarin. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin might need to be changed.
Be cautious with this combination
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