The plantain leaves contain carotene, vitamins C and K, citric acid, volatile, enzymes, glycosides, bitter and tannins. The seeds of plantain contains saponins, oleic acid, as well as carbohydrates.
Fresh crushed leaves are used to stop bleeding from wounds.
They are used for wounds, bruises, burns, insect bites as a styptic. Crushed to juice of plantain leaves are applied to the affected area, changing the bandage after 2-3 hours. You can also chop and mix equal parts of plantain leaves and yarrow. Use as an external agent. Change the dressing 2-3 times per day.
plantain juice must be prepared from fresh ground part. The leaves are cut with a part of the cutting, rinse thoroughly in cold running water to drain, scalded with boiling water, mince, squeeze through the dense tissue. If the juice is viscous, thick, dilute with water 1: 1.
It is used for gastritis with low acidity, as well as chronic inflammation of the colon.
Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for 15-30 minutes before meals. The course of treatment - 30 days
Collect plantain can be from May to September. But it is better to harvest the leaves of plants in the flowering period in June and July, and dry in shade.
Infusion of the leaves of the plantain has expectorant properties, so used in the treatment of bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of dry powdered leaves of the plantain cup of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, drain.
For external use the infusion of fresh leaves facilitates the rapid purification and treatment of wounds, cuts, skin ulcers, fistulas, abscesses and boils.
For the decoction of leaves plantain 2 tablespoons raw pour a glass of boiling water, close lid and heated on a steam bath for 30 minutes. Then, cool, filter and take 1 / 2-1 / 3 cup for 10-15 minutes before meals 3-4 times a day. External used the broth in the form of lotions, washes.
If the legs are tired, as well as abrasions and cracks on your feet is recommended trays from the infusion of plantain.
Prepare infusion of 2 tablespoons chopped plantain, and 1 liter of water, which is poured into a basin of water. Legs are kept in a basin or bath (if you want to treat legs to the knees and above) for 15-20 minutes. On corn impose crushed plantain leaves. Top make a compress and leave it overnight. In the morning take a foot bath.
The infusion is effective in the treatment of cholecystitis:
1 tablespoon psyllium brew 1 cup of boiling water, to insist 10 minutes, drain. Drink 1 hour sips. This dose per day.
10 g psyllium pour 1 cup boiling water, leave, wrapped, 1 hour, drain. Take 1 tablespoon 2-3 times a day with an upset stomach, stomach pain, colitis, constipation.
In chronic constipation, accompanied by smooth muscle spasm, take on an empty stomach 1 table spoon of seeds and then drink warm water. The effect occurs within 8-10 hours.
1 teaspoon of seeds pour 1 cup hot water, boiled in a closed enamelware 30 minutes, drain the hot and bring the volume to the original. Take 1-3 tablespoons 3-5 times daily before meals.
When inflammation of the eye:
1 tablespoon dried crushed leaves to brew 1 cup of boiling water, let simmer for 2 minutes, to insist, wrapped, 30 minutes, drain thoroughly. Make compresses to the eyes.
If bedwetting, and kidney disease:
1 tablespoon of leaves pour 1 cup boiling water, leave, wrapped, 1 hour, drain. Take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day for 20 minutes before eating.