PLANTAIN LEAF EXTRACT

Plantain leaf herbal extract is best for sensitive and blemished skin.

Scientific name:  Plantago major

Family name:  Plantaginaceae, plantain

Origin: Bulgaria

Parts:  leaves


BEST FOR BLEMISHED AND SENSITIVE SKIN

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • demulcent

BENEFITS

  • protecting
  • anti-aging
  • cleansing
  • healing
  • firming
  • soothing

FUNCTION

  • preservative

This plantain, native to Europe, is not to be confused with the starchy banana. Plantain leaves are valued for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, demulcent, mucilaginous and refrigerant properties. Its active constituents include: mucilage, flavonoids, phenolcarboxylic acids and saponin. Plantain helps to soothe inflammation and irritated tissues. It is a superb herb used in salves to treat wounds and damaged skin. It can be used as a poultice and/or salve for boils, bee stings and other insect bites, hemorrhoids and poison ivy. Plantain can also be boiled in milk, strained, cooled and applied to sunburn.