Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Plantain (Ripple Grass)
Botanical Name   Plantago major
System Affected   cough, cuts, hemorrhoids, skin, excretory organs
Properties   Externally (apply fresh leaves direct): cooling effect on body, burns, sunburn stops bleeding from minor wounds cuts, bites, stings, rash from Stinging Nettle skin, dandruff Itching from poison ivy (apply as poultice) Internally: coughs, chest, lung, laryngitis, sore throat hemorrhoids, diarrhea bladder, kidney, liver nipple weight-loss
Description   leaves of herb
Dosage   Internally:1oz/1 pint boiling water, 1/2 cup, 2/day

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