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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.

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.
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The President signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on the Maduro regime, blocking all property of the Venezuelan Government in the jurisdiction of the United States.
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Department of the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Venezuelan government officials who are aligned with illegitimate former President Nicolas Maduro and associated with the obstruction of humanitarian aid deliveries into Venezuela on February 23, 2019.
Let me be clear- this proposal is aimed squarely at the Maduro regime not businesses who provide much needed goods and services to the Venezuelan people.
Governor Scott said, I am proud today to have the unanimous support of the Trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration in prohibiting Florida from doing business with those who support the evil dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro. I have heard firsthand from so many whose families have been hurt by the brutalities perpetrated by Maduro and his gang of thugs.
I commend the Treasury Department for expanding its sanctions to specifically include President Maduro. A man who wantonly blocks humanitarian aid to his starving people, systematically dismantles the political institutions of a previously prosperous nation, and has the blood of many dozens of Venezuelans on his hands should be held accountable.
"The only one gaining weight in Venezuela is Maduro. He hardly fits in the TV screen anymore," opposition leader Henrique Capriles said of Maduro, according to (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/maduros-awkward-tv-shows-raise-hackles-amid-venezuela-crisis-idUSKBN16U1UL) Reuters . 
On Venezuela Independence Day, we stand in solidarity with the opposition to the brutal Maduro regime, whose crimes against his own people continue daily.