Plantain is edible and medicinal, the young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a pot herb, they are very rich in vitamin B1 and riboflavin. The herb has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times. Being used as a panacea (medicinal for everything) in some cultures, one American Indian name for the plant translates to "life medicine." And recent research indicates that this name may not be far from true! The chemical analysis of Plantgo Major reveals the remarkable glycoside Aucubin. Acubin has been reported in the Journal Of Toxicology as a powerful anti-toxin.
It can induce diuresis to treat stranguria
It can remove dampness to arrest diarrhea
It can clear away heat from the liver and improving vision
It can clear away heat from the lung and resolving phlegm
It can lower blood pressure
It can prevent or relieve constipation
It can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels8.Anticancer effects.
1.As raw material of medicine for clearing heat and discharging toxin, anti-inflammatory, eliminating edema, clearing liver, benefiting eyesight and treating diarrhea, it is widely used in pharmaceutical field.
2.As effective ingredients of medicine for clearing heat and discharging toxin, anti-inflammatory, eliminating edema, it is widely used in health industry.
3.As drugs for swine virus disease prevention and treatment, it is used in veterinary field.