Arabic Name : Lisaan al-hamal
Chinese Name : Che qian zi
English Name : Car-track Plant, Plantain, Waybread, Broad-leaf Plantain
French Name : Grand Plantain
German Name : Breitwegerich, Breiter Wegerich, Großer Wegerich, Sohlenkraut, Wegebreit, Wegtritt
Hindi Name : Lahuriya
Latin name : Plantago major Linn.
Persian Name : Bartang, Khargholah, Charghoon
Urdu Name : Bartang
Description : Plantain is astringent, deobstruent, demulcent, emollient, cooling, vulnerary, expectorant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, astringent, antitoxin and diuretic. It is considered to be almost a panacea – a cure- all, and a quick search shows that is has historically been recommended as a treatment for just about everything, up to and including dog bites, ulcers, catarrh, ringworm, jaundice, epilepsy, liver obstructions, intermittent fever, consumption and haemorrhoids.
It quickly staunches blood flow and encourages the repair of damage tissues. It is commonly prescribed for gastritis, peptic ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory catarrh, soar throat and uterine tract bleeding.
Recommended Dosage : 5 to 10 g of dried seeds.
Contraindication : This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.