Plantain (Plantago major and Plantago minor) is a valuable medicinal plant which has been unfairly neglected, but its time is yet to come. Although there is an existing natural syrup of plantain and thyme for decades, which is effective in the case of a cough and lungs, in our research, the plantain has also shown some fantastic features in mixtures with other medicinal plants.
In the folk medicine, plantain is usually used externally for wounds and ulcers, for various kinds of swelling and inflammation, and as a tea or syrup, it is used to facilitate expectoration, to dissolve phlegm, in the case of an ulcer of the stomach and bladder.
In nature, there is a small, male, and a female plantain, which vary in the leaf and flower. Whichever plantain you pick for the syrup, you cannot be wrong. They differ a little in the taste, but their chemical composition and healing properties are the same.
The plantain is best to be picked in the summer and spring, as then you can put the leaves in a salad or in a blender to make juice (it can be mixed with both, fruits and vegetables).
It has undoubtedly remarkable healing properties. One to two tablespoons a day are sufficient to make you shine with health and energy.
Traditional recipe, how to make a plantain syrup
The plantain syrup is recommended for all patients suffering from diseases of the lungs, in the case of pulmonary tuberculosis, difficulties in breathing, cough and in the case of excessive mucous secretions in the chest.