Buckhorn Plantain



Buckhorn plantain is a plant. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine.

Buckhorn plantain is used to treat colds, fever, cough, bronchitis, and soreness in the breathing passages.

Some people gargle with buckhorn plantain for sore throat or apply it to the skin to treat swelling, heal wounds, or stop bleeding.

Don't confuse buckhorn plantain with common plantain (Plantago major). Also, don't mistake digitalis leaves for buckhorn plantain leaves. They look a lot alike. This is a problem because digitalis is unsafe. Be sure to get buckhorn plantain from trusted sources. There have been some reports of buckhorn plantain adulterated with digitalis.

How it works

Buckhorn plantain contains tannins and mucous-like substances that might help soothe painful and swollen (inflamed) areas.


Not Proven
The common cold
Sore mouth
Sore throat
Wounds, bleeding, and swelling, when applied to the affected area
Other conditions


Buckhorn plantain might be safe for most people in medicinal doses when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It can trigger allergies in sensitive people.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It'sUNSAFEto take buckhorn plantain or apply it to your skin if you arepregnant. There is some evidence that buckhorn plantain canaffectthemuscletone of theuterus.Dosing considerations for Buckhorn Plantain.

It's also best to avoid buckhorn plantain if you are breast-feeding. There isn't enough information to know if it's safe.


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