Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)
Buckhorn, Chimney-Sweeps, English Plantain, Headsman, Herbe aux Cinq Côtés, Herbe à Cinq Coutures, Hoary Plantain, Llantén, Llantén Menor, Oreille de Lièvre, Petit Plantin, Plantago lanceolata, Plantaginis Lanceolatae Herba, Plantain, Plantain à Feuilles Étroites, Ribgrass, Ribwort, Ribwort Plantain, Ripplegrass, Small Plantain, Soldier’s Herb, Spitzwegerichkraut.
Buckhorn plantain is a plant. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine.
Buckhorn plantain is used to treat colds, fever, cough, bronchitis, and soreness in the breathing passages.
Some people gargle with buckhorn plantain for sore throat or apply it to the skin to treat swelling, heal wounds, or stop bleeding.
Don’t confuse buckhorn plantain with common plantain (Plantago major). Also, don’t mistake digitalis leaves for buckhorn plantain leaves. They look a lot alike. This is a problem because digitalis is unsafe. Be sure to get buckhorn plantain from trusted sources. There have been some reports of buckhorn plantain adulterated with digitalis.
Buckhorn plantain contains tannins and mucous-like substances that might help soothe painful and swollen (inflamed) areas.
Insufficient Evidence for:
The common cold.
Wounds, bleeding, and swelling, when applied to the affected area.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of buckhorn plantain for these uses.
Buckhorn plantain might be safe for most people in medicinal doses when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It can trigger allergies in sensitive people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take buckhorn plantain or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that buckhorn plantain can affect the muscle tone of the uterus.
It’s also best to avoid buckhorn plantain if you are breast-feeding. There isn’t enough information to know if it’s safe.
We currently have no information for BUCKHORN PLANTAIN Interactions.