Who among us in childhood, after a fall, did not apply a plantain to an abrasion in order to play further, and not go home. But the beneficial properties of plantain are not limited to the possibility of using its leaves instead of a patch.
Plantain is one of the means that have been known to mankind for a very long time. Most often we meet a variety of plantain, which is called large plantain. For medicinal purposes, both its "tops" and roots are used. The beneficial properties of plantain are due to the content in this plant of many organic acids, vitamins, flavonoids, tannins, therefore among its properties are analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antitumor, it stimulates appetite, increases immunity.
On the basis of plantain, it is possible to prepare remedies for the treatment of many organs and systems of the human body. It can be used, for example, in the form of a tincture, a decoction, or you can simply drink juice, which is sold ready-made. Among the problems that can be treated using plantain are coughs of various origins, other diseases of the respiratory system, wounds and inflammation (including the eyes), many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, infertility, burns and dermatological problems, exhaustion, diabetes, headaches and even various types of cancer (as protection of internal organs from the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as to influence the underlying disease).
By the way, teach children how to use plantain leaves correctly - before using them, they must be washed so as not to cause a big inflammation at the site of a small wound. Also, for the healing of wounds and inflammations, clean plantain leaves can be rubbed into a gruel and applied, wrapped in bandage or gauze, to the problem area.
Attention! With serious illnesses, you should not self-medicate even with such a useful remedy as plantain!