Buck's-horn Plantain

What other names is Buck's-horn Plantain known by?

Buckshorn Plantain, Koronopus, Plantago coronopus, Strandkämpar, Wedaina.

What is Buck's-horn Plantain?

Buck's-horn plantain is an herb that is found in Europe, western Asia, and northern parts of Africa. The leaves are sometimes used to make an Italian salad called misticanza. The leaves are also used to make medicine.

Buck's-horn plantain is taken by mouth for kidney disease, urinary disorders, and as a laxative.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Kidney disease.
  • Urinary disorders.
  • Increasing bowel movements.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate buck's-horn plantain for these uses.

How does Buck's-horn Plantain work?

There isn't enough information to know how buck's-horn plantain might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if buck's-horn plantain is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking buck's-horn plantain if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don't use it.

Dosing considerations for Buck's-horn Plantain.

The appropriate dose of buck's-horn plantain depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for buck's-horn plantain. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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Reviewed on 9/17/2019
References

Darias V, Martin-Herrera D, Abdala S, de la Fuente D. Plants used in urinary pathologies in the Canary Islands. Pharmaceutical Biology 2001;39(3):170-180.