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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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(29.) Darrow K, Bowers MD, Phenological and population variation in iridoid glycosides of Plantago lanceolata (Plantaginaceae), Biochem Syst Ecol 25,1-11, 1997.
Instead, post-diapause larvae appear well timed to the expansion of young Plantago lanceolata leaves, on which they appear to preferentially feed (Fig.
Malezas caracteristicas de suelos pesados, humedos y compactados, lo que queda evidenciado por el desarrollo de Plantago lanceolata y Portulaca oleracea como especies transgresivas.
A strategy for detecting natural anthelmintic constituents of the grassland species Plantago lanceolata, p.
La vegetacion herbacea que se halla en esta cuenca esta integrada por Bromus unioloides, Lolium multiflorum, Piptochaetium napostaense, Stipa neesiana, Stipa papposa, Medicago sativa, Plantago lanceolata, que son forrajeras nativas en su mayoria, muy apetecidas por el ganado (Cabrera, 1971).
cinxia has [sim]400 small local populations on dry meadows with the larval host plants, Plantago lanceolata and Veronica spicata.
Ten species did so in the first year of life: Aster pilosus, Plantago lanceolata, P.
Plantain (Plantago rugelii and Plantago lanceolata)
Tolerance index (TI) of the height, green mass of the shoots and roots, and dry mass of the shoots and roots of Bidenspilosa and Plantago lanceolata plants after 64 and 85 days of growth respectively in three copper contaminated soils: Inceptisol, Mollisol and copper mining waste (waste).