Plantago ovata

Plantago ovata Forssk.

Plantaginaceae

  • Blond Psyllium
  • Blonde Plantain
  • Ovate Plantain
  • آذان الفرس
  • أقطوني
  • قريطاء
  • ينمه
  • adan el-faras
  • aqtouni
  • qoreita'
  • yanameh
  • לֶחֶךְ סְגַלְגַּל
  • lekhekh segalgal

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Plantago ovata Forssk.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

1. Eat seed husk. (B)
2. Heat plant (part not specified) in shallow pan, pour hot water over it & drink. (Z)

Not specified (Z), Seed (B)B, Z
General

Cool the body

Refrigerant

Heat plant (part not specified) in shallow pan, pour hot water over it & drink.

Not specifiedZ
Wound Healing

Open closed wound

Vulnerary

Prepare black paste from plant (part not specified) & spread over gauze; apply to wound & secure with a bandage.

Not specifiedZ

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Plantgo ovata can cause bowel obstruction if there is inadequate fluid intake, also allergic reactions & interaction with other drugs. Should not be taken lying down, before sleeping or with anti-peristaltic drugs. Contraindicated in oesopahgeal, bowel or Gastrointestinal obstruction & diabetes. Can also cause fatal bronchospasm.