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English Plantain Leaf

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English Plantain Leaf (lat. Plantago Lanceolata L.) is a plant that has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Throughout history, attempts were..

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English Plantain Leaf (lat. Plantago Lanceolata L.) is a plant that has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Throughout history, attempts were made to heal diseases of almost all organs with the help of plantain. Modern scientific research confirms the content of many health-promoting compounds in the plantain extract. It can be used in many forms, incl. syrup, infusion or tincture.


Health properties

Studies of substances present in English Plaintain leaves prove its multidirectional action. The active ingredients that have been identified in the plantain are:

  • Pectins and polysaccharides - compounds with a mucinogenic effect. In contact with water, they produce mucus, which has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues;
  • Promots healing, facilitate the expectoration of secretions in the respiratory tract;
  • Flavonoids (baicalein, luteoilin, scoutelarein) - belong to antioxidants, i.e. free radical scavengers. They reduce inflammation, have anti-aging properties, repair cell damage;
  • Iridoids (aucuboside) - substances with antibacterial properties. Thermal treatment causes their inactivation, so they are present only in raw plantain leaves;
  • The bacteriostatic effect is possible, among others, by faster wound healing;
  • Tannins - constrict blood vessels, have an astringent effect. They reduce the swelling of inflamed tissues;
  • Vitamins and minerals - plantain is a great source of silicon and zinc, as well as beta-carotene, vitamins C and K;
  • Unsaturated fatty acids - contained mainly in plantain seeds. They have an antioxidant effect and slow down the aging process.



  • A natural dressing that facilitates the healing of wounds;
  • It can be successfully used in the case of insect bites - it will reduce pain, swelling and inflammation in the area of ​​the bite;
  • It is also used in the treatment of burns and bedsores;
  • It helps in relieving the symptoms of respiratory infections. The mucilaginous substances contained in the plantain leaves cover the mucosa with a coating that facilitates expectoration of the remaining secretions;
  • It relaxes the bronchi, reduces their swelling and soothes inflammation;
  • Reduces dry cough and helps to get rid of hoarseness;
  • It has an active effect on our immune system. Research has shown stimulation of the multiplication of lymphocytes (a group of white blood cells that exert an immune function);
  • Antiparasitic and antibacterial activity;
  • Soothing stomach discomfort;
  • Dermatological diseases.


Dosage and how to use


A few handfuls of plantain leaves should be washed, blended and then poured with water in a 1: 1 ratio. Then add 500g of sugar or 250g of sugar and honey. 

Bring it to the boil and then simmer it until the syrup thickens. Store the finished syrup in the refrigerator, eat 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.


The leaves should be poured with water, boiled, and then set aside for about 15 minutes.

The infusion will be beneficial in case of gastro-intestinal ailments. The cooled down infusion can also be used as a hair rinse, improving the condition of the scalp. Gargling with such an infusion will reduce irritation and relieve hoarseness.


Side effects

The side effects  depending on the route of administration. When applied externally, there is a risk of an allergic reaction on the skin.

Oral administration in people hypersensitive to plantain ingredients may be associated with nausea, vomiting and flatulence. If the daily safe dose is exceeded, plantain may have a laxative effect.


It is best to start the use of plantain with small doses, observing the reactions of your body. English plantain leaves safety studies have not been conducted in pregnant women and children under 12 years of age. Due to the lack of data on the effects on children, pregnant women and fetuses, it is not recommended to use preparations with herb in these groups. The substances in herb may interact with other medications.

English Plantain leaf weakens the effect of some neurological and psychiatric drugs (lithium, carbamazepine).

It is also worth emphasizing that despite the many valuable properties of the herb, its beneficial effect on the treatment of many diseases has not yet been scientifically confirmed. So far, the effects of English Plantain in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases or cancer have not been demonstrated.

In the case of coexisting chronic diseases or taking medications on a permanent basis, it is worth asking the attending physician about the safety of simultaneous use of English Plantain.


100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.


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