Traditionally Used for:
Common cold. Early research suggests that taking great plantain might help reduce the symptoms of the common cold.
Ongoing (chronic) bronchitis. Developing evidence suggests that taking great plantain might help treat chronic bronchitis.
Skin conditions, when applied to the skin.
Eye irritation, when applied to the eye.
It might be UNSAFE to apply great plantain to the skin. It can cause allergic skin reactions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use great plantain if you are pregnant. Great plantain can affect the uterus and might increase the chance of having a miscarriage.
Not enough is known about the safety of using great plantain if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Melon allergy: People who are allergic to melons might also be allergic to great plantain. Avoid use if you have this type of allergy.
Plantain allergy: Avoid using great plantain if you are allergic to any member of the plantain family.
Be cautious with this combination
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with GREAT PLANTAIN
Great plantain contains large amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by the body to help blood clot. Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. By helping the blood clot, great plantain might decrease the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin). Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.