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Plantago lanceolata / Ribwort Leaf Tincture
£5.17 – £12.67
Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Ribwort Leaf to 3 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Plantago lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is known by the common names ribwort plantain, narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, ribleaf and lamb’s tongue. It is a common weed of cultivated land.
Plantago lanceolata is native to Eurasia, but has been introduced to North America and many other parts of the world with suitable habitats.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Antiseptic – As the herb has antiseptic properties it can be used as a remedy for a sore throat, tonsillitis and coughs.
Antispasmodic – It has been used as a remedy for stomach and bowel infections, as well as urinary tract infections and because the herb has antispasmodic and demulcent effect it can be used to soothe irritation and reduce spasm in relation to colic in infants and young children.
Astringent – The astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect of the plant makes it helpful in treating minor wounds, cuts, and scrapes.
Digestive ailments – Plantain is considered helpful as a treatment for diarrhea, gastritis, colitis and other digestive ailments due to its astringent properties. The herb has been used to restore acid balance, to regulate gastric secretions and treat inflammation or irritations in the stomach and bowels.
Expectorant – Plantain reduces mucus secretion in the airways, which makes it helpful in treating colds, catarrh, sinusitis, lung and bronchial allergic conditions such as hay fever and asthma.
Skin Conditions – It can be applied directly to damaged skin in order to halt bleeding, speed up healing, stop itching and alleviate pain. It is considered useful in treating snake and insects bites and stinging nettle rash. In addition, the herb has been used to treat eczema, psoriasis and first degree burns.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml