Plantago major | definition of Plantago major by Medical dictionary
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plantain (1) A perennial herb, the seeds of which contain alkaloids, glycosides, mucilage, silica and tannins. Plantains are anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and expectorant.
Plantain is used for dysuria, ocular pain, urinary tract infections, poor vision and problems of childbirth.
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.
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Furthermore, the content of nearly all kinds of heavy metals was elevated in Plantago major
, in the autumn samples from the areas along No.
It's Plantago major
'Rubrifolia' with heavily-veined beetroot-coloured leaves.
Teaching slides of Plantago major
leaf cross sections in the Botany Department collection at Iowa State University show an exceedingly slender c.
Calendula officinalis, Plantago major
e Curcuma zedoarea no controle do crescimento das bacterias da placa dentaria.
Effect of climatic and edaphic factors on seed yield of Plantago ovata, Plantago major
and Plantago psyllium.
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'.