What is Plantago?
Plantago lanceolata, or as it is more commonly known, Lance Leaf Plantain, can be found in all but the most acidic grasslands in Britain and many parts of Europe. This perennial herb provides a nutritious food source to wildlife as well as agricultural animals. Culpepper, the well known herbalist, described the herb as both astringent and soothing. Some years later, Alfred Vogel also found Plantago to be one of the ‘undervalued’ plants used in healthcare.
What causes catarrhal congestion?
Many individuals who suffer from catarrhal congestion, will most likely experience excess catarrh on a long term basis. Diet is often the cause, with sugar, white flour, and dairy foods being common culprits.
How can Plantago help?
Though it may taste bitter, antibacterial Plantago helps resolve and protect against ear infections & nasal congestion because it helps break down the bonds that form mucus.