Overview

Buckhorn plantain is a plant. It grows throughout the world. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine.

Buckhorn plantain is used for common colds, fever, cough, wound healing, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse buckhorn plantain with common plantain (Plantago major). Also, don't mistake digitalis leaves for buckhorn plantain leaves. They look a lot alike. This is a problem because digitalis is unsafe. Be sure to get buckhorn plantain from trusted sources. There have been some reports of buckhorn plantain adulterated with digitalis.

How does it work ?

Buckhorn plantain contains tannins and mucous-like substances that might help soothe painful and swollen (inflamed) areas. It might also have antibacterial effects.

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