Other Proposed Uses
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Skin Conditions (Topical Use)
Plantain (not to be confused with the relative of the banana known by the same name) is a small weed often found in cultivated fields and at the edge of lawns. Traditionally, the crushed leaves were applied to the skin to treat wounds and bites, a leaf tincture was used for coughs, and the dried leaf was taken internally for the treatment of bronchitis, ulcers, epilepsy, and liver problems.
Plantain appears to be relatively safe, but comprehensive safety studies have not been performed.
Safety in pregnant or nursing women, young children, or individuals with liver or kidney disease has not been established.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -