Plantago Lanceolata belongs to the family Plantaginaceae which is a species of flowering plant. It is low growing plant which is small and glabrous with several rosetters .
Roots of the plant are coarse fibrous and it has shallow crown root system .
Seeds of this plant are oblongoid that is it split into two equal half’s .
Synonames of this herb are Ribwort Plantain , Narrowleaf Plantain , English Plantain , Ribleaf , Lamb`s Tongue and Buckhorn
This is a perennial herb with leafless silky hairy flower steam .
SPECIES:- Plantago lanceolata
COMMON NAME :-Ribwort Plantain
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES :-
RASA :- Madhur ( Sweet )
GUNA :- Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (moist )
VIRYA :- Cold (Sheet )
VIPAKA :- Undergo sweet taste after digestion
EFFECT ON TRIDOSHA :- Help to overcome increased Vata and Pitta Dosha
PART TO BE USED ARE :- Leaves and Seeds
USES ARE :-
1 Laxative Properties :- Seeds of this plant have polysaccharides which has laxative property , it help to release water which help in stimulate peristalsis and facilitate bowel movement . It is also useful in treatment of parasitic warm.
2 The leaves of this plant are useful to kill intestinal or ulcer worms , leaves are used in powdered form .
3 Cure Piles and Diarrhea
4 Cure Inflammation of Eye :- Juice of this herb mixed with water poured into the eyes reduces the swelling .
5 Cure skin issues :- This plant is very useful in skin problems like itching , swelling , rashes etc.
6 It help in stopping the bleeding and repair of the tissue , ointment or lotion is used.
7 To Cure Respiratory Disorders :- The leaves of the plant are used to treat respiratory disorder like asthma .
8 AntiCancer AND Cytotoxic Properties
9 Cure Urinary tract Infections :- This plant has diuretic properties which help to solve the body`s renal issues .
10 Hepatic and Splenic Effect :- The extract of the plant is applied locally which help to improve liver functioning and also cure the obstruction in hepatic and spleen paths .
11 Neurological Effect :- This plant is useful in reducing neurological pain by locally applying oil or massage .Also help to treat epilepsy .
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.