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Plantago lanceolata

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Plantago lanceolata is a species of genus Plantago known by the common names ribwort plantain, English plantain, buckhorn plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribleaf, blackjack, costa canina, snake plantain, soldier's herb and lamb's tongue. It is a common weed of cultivated land.
The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm/3.9–16 in). The basal leaves are lanceolate spreading or erect, scarcely toothed with 3-5 strong parallel veins narrowed to short petiole. Grouping leaf stalk deeply furrowed, ending in an oblong inflorescence of many small flowers each with a pointed bract. It is considered an invasive weed in North America. It is present and widespread in the Americas and Australia as an introduced species.
P. lanceolata is used frequently in tisanes and other herbal remedies. A tea from the leaves is used as a highly effective cough medicine.
Ribwort belongs to the natural order Plantaginaceae of which there are more than 200 species.
History: Ribwort was called Costa canina and Quinquenervia in medieval times because of the prominent veins in the plant, which is where the name Ribwort comes from.
Ribwort is used for:
coagulates blood , rids the blood of toxins, weak or bad blood, diuretic, diarrhea, gastritis, enteritis, bladder disorders, cystitis where there is bleeding, stones, weak kidneys, liver disorders, worms, asthma, bronchitis, coughs and disorders of the respiratory system.
It is used externally for:
Cuts, dog bites, eczema, hemorrhoids, herpes, insect bites, scratches, stings from poisonous insects, thrombosis, ulcers, wounds.
And also, the leaves placed in shoes will keep the feet free from blisters.

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