Plantain (Plantago major)

 

Plantain
Plantain
Plantain

Plantago major is a herbaceous perennial plant. It grows from a very short rhizome, which bears below a great number of long, straight, yellowish roots, and above, a large, radial rosette of leaves and densely flowered spikes.The leaves are ovate,blunt, abruptly contracted at the base into a long, broad, channeled footstalk (petiole). The flower-spikes, erect, on long stalks, are as long as the leaves, 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick and usually blunt. The flowers are purplish-green, the calyx four parted, the small corolla bell-shaped and four-lobed, the stamens four, with purple anthers. The fruit is a two-celled capsule, not enclosed in the perianth, and containing four to sixteen seeds. It is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia.

Family                 : Plantaginaceae
Climate               : Full sun, 18-21˙C
Common name : Plantain
Botanical name : Plantago major
Health benefit    : Blood Pressure Balancer *
Available form    : Fine/coarse powder
Used in                : Normosin
Item number      : RO Pla 02

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