- What other names is Buckhorn Plantain known by?
- What is Buckhorn Plantain?
- How does Buckhorn Plantain work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Buckhorn Plantain.
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.
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- The common cold.
- Sore mouth.
- Sore throat.
- Wounds, bleeding, and swelling, when applied to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
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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.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011