Overview

Great plantain is a plant with broad leaves. It is native to Europe and parts of Asia. It now grows worldwide as a weed. The leaves and seed are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse great plantain with buckhorn plantain, water plantain, or other similar sounding medicines.

Great plantain is used for swelling (inflammation) of the bladder, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, common cold, irregular menstrual bleeding, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Great plantain contains substances which might help decrease pain and swelling (inflammation), decrease mucous (phlegm) production, and open airways. It might also be able to kill bacteria and fungi.

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