Plantain Plantago major
Traditionally used to sooth and cool mucous membranes, while at the same time its astringency helps to relieve diarrhea, excess menstrual flow, hemorrhoids and incontinence in children and adults. It is also used to soothe the lungs while effectively loosening and expelling phlegm and congestion. Plantain also helps to control vaginal and other types of infection, remove obstructions from the liver, kidney and bladder, and possibly help in managing weight control.
Plantain is used to treat chronic bronchitis, coughs, peptic ulcer, and urinary tract and bladder infections. The leaves are used externally to treat wounds, burns, dermatitis, and insect bites.