PLANTAIN LEAF HERBAL POWDER (PLANTAGO MAJOR)Soothing anti-inflammatory & wound healer for Lungs, GI, and urinary tract. Anti-microbial.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Soothing anti-inflammatory & wound healer for Lungs, GI, and urinary tract. Anti-microbial that clears infections of the lungs, GI, and urinary tract. As an astringent, it stops diarrhea and bleeding from wounds.
"Among all remedies that arrest bleeding, clear heat and heal ulcers, Plantain is foremost, or hardly surpassed at all. This is because it dries with biting or sharpness, and clears heat without causing heaviness or stupefaction." - Galen (Source: Holmes)
Plantain is a lymphatic decongestant for stagnant blood.
Lance leaf plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is more effective for respirator, infectious, and allergic conditions. Round leaf plantain (Plantago major) is preferred for intestinal and urinary conditions.
Make sure the leaf is fresh because the dried lead has very little medicinal value. Or, consume as a tincture.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Plantain Leaf
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Plantain Leaf
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Antipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Plantain Leaf
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Mucolytic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Styptic, Demulcent, Hemostatic
Honey has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Styptic, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Hemostatic
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Immune-calming, Detoxicant, Mucolytic, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Vulnerary
Sage has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Mucolytic, Antipyretic, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Decongestant, Immune-calming
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Immune-calming, Antipruritic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antipruritic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Immune-calming
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Decongestant, Hemostatic, Detoxicant, Mucolytic, Anti-inflammatory
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Skin-tonic, Demulcent, Vulnerary
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Immune-calming, Detoxicant, Styptic, Anti-inflammatory, Hemostatic
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Expectorant, Decongestant, Immune-calming
Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Antipyretic, Soothing, Demulcent, Vulnerary
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Plantain Leaf
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Mucolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Antipruritic, Antitussive, Demulcent, Expectorant, Immune-calming
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Immune-calming, Mucolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Antipruritic, Antitussive, Demulcent
Comfrey Root has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antitussive, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Soothing
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Demulcent, Detoxicant
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Hemostatic, Mucolytic
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Styptic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Detoxicant, Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Styptic, Vulnerary
Mullein has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Mucolytic, Styptic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Styptic, Vulnerary
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipruritic, Antipyretic, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Vulnerary
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Plantain Leaf may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.