- Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach
Plantain - it is a very common and very useful plant, is used to treat constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and other disorders. It can cause some side effects, which depend on the individual characteristics of the person taking the plantain, and on the dose.
Plantain - a perennial herb of European origin, which is now widespread in many parts of the world. It is characterized by the ability to adapt to a variety of habitats, including, and in a rather harsh conditions. Psyllium is one of the most popular medicinal plant in the world. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activity; it is used for dysentery, poisoning, burns. Using psyllium in some cultures for many centuries ago, purifies the blood, lungs, and stomach, were treated with various infections. It is known that psyllium can normalize the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, and to stimulate bowel movements.
The main active substances contained in the plant are allantoin, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin.
Most often used as a psyllium laxative. It can also be used as an agent for the prevention of constipation and hemorrhoids, and to lower cholesterol and blood sugar
Blood sugar - a very important indicator
. Before taking psyllium, consult your doctor - a medicinal plant is not suitable to each person, and is not compatible with all medications.
According to some historical sources, even Alexander the Great used psyllium for ease severe headaches from which he suffered periodically. The healing properties of psyllium are mentioned in Pliny ores. Representatives of some cultures are constantly plantain leaves with them, believing that they are able to protect people from the effects of evil forces.
In some parts of the plantain, even today, is used to treat insect bites and scorpion. When ingested strong poisons (such as scorpion venom), its effectiveness is questionable, but it is known that psyllium really helps stings of bees, wasps and mosquitoes.
In Mexico, the plantain is traditionally used for the treatment of pigs, inflammatory eye diseases, liver inflammation and ulcers. Residents of Honduras using plantain treat bronchitis and influenza.
In the ancient written sources mention that psyllium was used to treat people bitten by rabid dog: for this plantain leaf was applied to the site of the bite.
There was a case where the dog bitten by a rattlesnake, treated plantain juice mixed with salt. The mixture almost immediately after the bite was applied to the damaged skin. For a while the dog was in a state of agony, but then it is fully recovered. This story, of course, looks incredible - the venom of a rattlesnake is extremely dangerous. Even if plantain really can block its action, to self is still not recommended - it may cost human lives.
Plantain migrated after European colonizers in different corners of the world, including in New Zealand, where Aboriginal people began to call him "after the Englishman" (or simply "followed the white man"). Hardly settlers brought with them special plantain - most likely, its seeds accidentally transported together with other seeds, as well as on the soles of shoes and other items, which once again proves the amazing vitality of this plant.
Tea made from plantain is traditionally used to treat lung infections and gastric disorders. It is also used as a mouthwash for ulcers in the mouth and toothache
Toothache - itself does not take place
. A decoction of plantain can be used externally - with scratches, cuts, blisters, insect bites, burns. It soothes the skin and stimulates regeneration of damaged tissue.
For damaged skin can be applied simply and plantain leaves - this way they use many familiar from childhood. For example, if you have an insect bite, tear leaf plantain, a good rub it between your fingers, and then attach to the bite for a few minutes.
Currently, some companies produce a variety of food additives
Food additives - basic classification
and medications with plantain. This plant is even part of some alternatives for those who want to quit smoking - it is assumed that plantain is an aversion to tobacco.
Psyllium seeds are high in fiber, and are part of some laxatives. They are also used to lower cholesterol.
To make tea out of plantain, pour two tablespoons of dried leaves (some experts recommend the use of alternative medicine the fresh leaves), and allow to stand for five minutes. For the treatment of constipation is recommended to drink one cup of this tea a day. If you want to treat any other illness, consult your doctor about how best to take psyllium.
A decoction of plantain is sometimes used to treat diseases in which impaired blood clotting, however, without a medical examination it is not recommended.
Psyllium be taken after three hours or three hours before taking any other medication. If you are taking psyllium capsules, drink a full glass of water. Follow the instructions on the packaging and in any case not exceed the recommended dose.
Side effects of plantain
A significant portion of people taking psyllium, it does not cause any side effects. Among those who have side effects do occur, the most common abdominal distension and bloating. In rare cases, the side effects may be increased or occur regularly. Those who are faced with such a problem as soon as possible to talk to your doctor.
Very rarely plantain is a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which are shortness of breath, swelling of the face or throat, dizziness, itching and rash. When these symptoms should immediately seek medical attention - in some cases, such an allergic reaction quickly leads to death.
Contained in plantain active substances can disrupt the absorption of some vitamins and minerals, as well as warfarin
Warfarin - indirect anticoagulants
, Lithium, and digoxin. Those who take these drugs, it is better to postpone until the end of reception of psyllium treatment.