Plantago major

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(1) A perennial herb, the seeds of which contain alkaloids, glycosides, mucilage, silica and tannins. Plantains are anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and expectorant.

Chinese medicine
Plantain is used for dysuria, ocular pain, urinary tract infections, poor vision and problems of childbirth.

Herbal medicine
Western herbal medicine, plantains are used internally as bulk laxatives, for bronchitis, cystitis, diarrhoea, fungal infections, haemorrhoids, hepatitis, neuralgias and urinary tract infections, and topically for cuts, stings, bites, tumours and varicose veins. 
(2) Psyllium, see there; Plantago psyllium.

Plantago major,

n See plantain.
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Host plant(s): Chenopodum album (6, 7, 11); Conyzacanadensis (11); Galinosoga perviflora (11); Plantago major (13); Silybum marianum (6, 7, 11); Sonchus oleraceous (7, 11); Ricinus communis (11); Coriandrum sativum (11) and Tagetes minuta (11).
Para la presente investigacion se seleccionaron a tres plantas medicinales usadas en medicina tradicional que se cultivan o crecen en el Peru debido a que existen numerosos antecedentes de sus propiedades antibacterianas sobre diversas bacterias patogenas, el objetivo fue el comparar la actividad antibacteriana de los extractos hidroalcoholicos obtenidos de tres plantas medicinales: Plantago major L.
Furthermore, the content of nearly all kinds of heavy metals was elevated in Plantago major, in the autumn samples from the areas along No.
Una de las plantas utilizadas en la medicina popular en Costa Rica es Plantago major, conocida como "llanten".
It's Plantago major 'Rosularis', and it's been in our gardens for seven or eight hundred years.
Teaching slides of Plantago major leaf cross sections in the Botany Department collection at Iowa State University show an exceedingly slender c.
For example, in Plantago major, [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 2 OMITTED] both maternal and grandmaternal nutrient environment affects the probability of germination, germination rate, and final spike biomass (Miao et al.
Furthermore, seven species; Berberis lyceum, Nasturtium officinale, Oxalis stricta, Plantago major, Rumex hastatus, Sisymbrium officinale and Zanthoxylum alatum were collected from their natural habitat at their mature stage They were analyzed for their proximate composition, mineral contents, vitamin C, (beta) -carotene and anti-nutritional factors to evaluate their nutritive value in human diet.
Other species: Ranunculus paludosus and Scleranthus polycarpos + in 1; Tuberaria guttata 2, Galium parisiense + in 2; Spergularia purpurea + in 3; Spergularia morisonii + in 4; Plantago major 3, Carex divisa 1 in 8; Plantago radicata 2, Crassula tillaea, Euphorbia merinoi and Sagina apetala 1 in 9.
Plantago major ydi'r enw gwyddonol a 'greater plantain' yn Saesneg, er mae 'na nifer o enwau Saesneg eraill fel y 'broadleaved plantain', 'common plantain', 'rat-tail plantain' a 'way-bread'.