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Plantain grandmother, greater plantain (Plantago major L.) – a plant species belonging to the family babychis.
Herbal raw material: leaves – Folium Plantaginis majoris.
Action: expectorant, anti-inflammatory, coating (screening). In folk medicine, fresh leaves were applied to small wounds, insect bites, dislocations, festering wounds, ulcers, and the infusion served to wash hard-to-heal wounds.
Leaves of plantain are rich in flavonoids (skutalere, bajkaleinę), pectin, vitamins A, C, K. They also contain mucus, iridoid glycosides (aukubina, catalp), organic acids (citric, fumaric, benzoic, cinnamon and others), tannins (about 4%), enzymes (invertin, emulsine), triterpene saponins.
Height from 5 to 30 cm, very variable depending on the soil properties.
Very shortened (that is why the leaves are concentrated in ground rubella), only during flowering develop 1-3 (more often) unbranched flowering stems, straight raised, leafless, oblong and scantily pubescent, growing out of the groin of the leaves.
Focused on basal leaf rubella. Plaque broadly (no more than 1.5 times longer than wider), whole or sparsely serrated, naked or weakly hairy, with 5 or 7 (or 9 – for very large leaves) with parallel nerves, rounded or heart-shaped in the base. Leaf petioles more or less the length of the plaque, bare or loosely hairy.
Collected in the top, cylindrical ears with a length equal to the pedicle, or greater. Inconspicuous, small (up to 2 mm long), sessile with reduced stalks, yellowish green. Chalice composed of four broadly-colored plots, free to the very base. Crown 4-lobed, tubular, naked. Stilts 4 with long, white threads ending with pale lilac, with sometimes dirty yellow anthers. Upper ovary.
Ovary can, usually containing (6) 8 (10) seeds. Opens with a lid. Oval seeds or deformed in various ways – angular. Matte surface with wrinkles, which on the dorsal side have an elongated system, on the ventral – radial (with a stamp in the middle). Brown color from light to dark. Lengths 2-4 mm and 0.3-0.4 mm wide, other sources give length 1-1.7 mm, width 0.6-0.9 mm, thickness 0.3-0.5 mm.
The native area of Grandmother’s occurrence embraced Europe and Asia, but as a species dragged also spread to other continents, especially common in North America.
Perennial, hemicaliptophyte. Plantain blooms from June to October, according to some sources from May to September. The seed stock under the influence of moisture swells and slides, which is why it sticks to, for example, the feet of people and animals, and thus the plant is sown.
The common baboon is overgrown with roads, roadside, ditches, dumps, screes, meadows. It inhabits trampled substrates, also on fertile soils. In agricultural crops it is a weed.