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Plantain (Plantago major) The root, leaves and flowers are harvested from the Plantain plant. Plantain is a low dwelling perennial plant with oval, ribbed short-stemmed green leaves and can be found almost everywhere in the world. The leaves of the plant are not only edible but actually highly nutritious.

Plantain leaves are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin K, and magnesium. Plantain also contains silica which makes plantain high in calcium. It is effective for wound healing and as a treatment for lung conditions, including mucous membrane irritations, upper respiratory infections. Plantain as an effective cellular regenerator, which makes it incredibly good at healing wounds. Irritation of the outer skin and mouth ulcers can benefit from the skin-healing, drying, and antimicrobial properties of Plantain.

Plantain is a mild anti-inflammatory, as well as an antimicrobial, antihemorrhagic and an expectorant. The leaves act as a demulcent, a substance that temporarily coats irritated mucous membranes and thus protects them from irritation. It treats low-grade inflammation of the urinary tract and digestive tract.

Plantain contains Catalpol which stimulates the production of adrenal cortical hormones. This increases the production of adrenal gland androgens, has an anti-inflammatory ability and increases the production of sex hormones.

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