Large plantain description, healing properties and contraindications

The boundaries of Tatarstan are located on the territory of two zones steppes and forests, so nature in these parts is beautiful and diverse. Medicinal plants are of great benefit to the human body, which in Tatarstan have more than 200 wild and cultivated medicinal plants. However, due to a wasteful human attitude to nature, some of these plants fell into the Red Book. The plantain is large one of these plants.

Big plantain a wellknown natural doctor. The plant is low, reaches 60 cm in height. It has several widely oval leaves located above the root, all summer blooms with inconspicuous small colors. At the end of September, the flowering period ends, after which fruits form in the inflorescences area.

The chemical composition of the plant

For medicinal purposes, both leaves and plantain seeds are used. They contain:

  1. Tannins. They have a bactericidal, astringent, hemostatic and antiinflammatory effect. The tannins of plantain are used both inward and externally.
  2. Aukubin. It is produced from fresh leaves of plantain, positively affects the elimination of golden staphylococcus and E. coli. Positively affects the digestive organs, as it stimulates their work and relieves inflammation.
  3. Slime. Plantain leaves contain mucus, which is effective in the treatment of constipation and intestinal obstruction.

In addition, the plant includes vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Large plantain contains beneficial organic acids and polysaccharides.

Medical use

Big plantain is used in various fields of medicine. Plant:

  1. Is an effective diuretic, therefore it helps well in the treatment of inflammatory processes of urinary tract and kidneys. It is used in the treatment of night incontinence of urine, cystitis and pyelonephrites.
  2. Contribute to digestion and restores a healthy digestive work of the gastrointestinal tract. Adding plantain leaves to tea and salad, helps normalize the intestines, eliminates fences and relieves inflammation. It is used as a bactericidal agent in infection of the intestinal and stomach.
  3. Helps in the fight against excess weight. Plantain is often used in the program of home weight loss, since in addition to the diuretic, it helps to cleanse the body of toxins and toxins. The plant also helps in the fight against hunger, as it suppresses the feeling of hunger.
  4. Relieves inflammation in different areas of the skin. This allows you to use the product during the treatment of stomatitis, tonsillitis and pharyngitis. The compresses from the plantan of the large help quickly restore the skin, so they are very effective for burns, abrasions and cuts.
  5. Helps to restore female health. The plant is important for the health of a woman, as it eliminates unpleasant sensations with painful menstruation, can also be prescribed by doctors with heavy bleeding. The plant tones the muscles of female organs after childbirth and operations.
  6. Used to treat respiratory tract. An effective remedy for expectorant of sputum, with asthma, bronchitis, cough and pulmonary tuberculosis.


Before using a large plantain for any type of treatment, consult your doctor. Plantain products will damage a person with increased blood coagulation, with increased acidity of the stomach and allergic reactions to the components of the components. From the use of plants, it is worth refraining when breastfeeding and pregnancy.

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