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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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Add your chickpeas, plantain and scotch bonnet and mix into the curry paste, then add the rest of the water and coconut milk and stir.
To investigate the effect of consumption of unripe plantain on fear and anxiety behaviour, three groups of mice were fed with diet containing 100 per cent, 50 per cent and zero per cent (control) unripe plantain.
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While the oil is heating peel and halve the plantain.
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He explains that at restaurants in town, it is commonplace to pile your plate with ugali, rice, fries, matoke and yams before you get to the meats and vegetables!I am an avid lover of plantain and will buy raw bananas any chance I get.
I've had good success using aloe, burdock, castor, chickweed, comfrey, dandelion, jewelweed, marshmallow, mullein, and plantain for making poultices.
Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) is a plant of banana family (Musaceae) closely related to common banana (Musa sapientum).
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The quality of plantain chips can be guaranteed through the control of the characteristics of the frying oils that may evolve during processing [5-7].