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 ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Common cold.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis).
- Liver disease.
- Sore mouth and throat, when applied to the affected area.
- Wound healing, when applied to the affected area.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the skin, when applied to the affected area.
- Pink eye, when applied to the affected area.
- Bleeding, when applied to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: Buckhorn plantain is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people in medicinal doses when applied to the skin. It can trigger allergies in sensitive people.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Buckhorn plantain is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people in medicinal doses when applied to the skin. It can trigger allergies in sensitive people. Pregnancy: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take buckhorn plantain or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that buckhorn plantain can affect the muscle tone of the uterus.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if buckhorn plantain is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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