Photos of Plantago lanceolata, English plantain, lanceleaf plantain, narrowleaf plantain.

Plantago lanceolata, lanceleaf plantain is a widespread member of the Plantain Family (Plantaginaceae), found where ever Europeans have settled. An important medicinal plant, traditionally, leaf tea used for coughs, diarrhea, dysentery, bloody urine. Science confirms bronchodilation action. Approved for treatment of catarrh of the upper respiratory tract and inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and throat in European countries. Leaves applied to blisters, sores, ulcers, swelling, insect stings. Reduces heat and pain of inflammation. Science confirms use for healing sores, with mild antibiotic and anti-inflammatory activity.

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