Friday, January 15, 2010

5. Plantain Oil

5. Plantain Oil (Plantago major and Olive Oil)
A wonderful way to soften, soothe and heal any manner of skin conditions and is recommended for babies and small children instead lotions. Has been used for pain, heat, swelling and even allergic reactions; it's an astringent, antiseptic and emollient. It has been used to relieve pain of insect bites, as a wonderful remedy for cuts, skin infections, irritations, dryness, sprains, rashes, chafed skin, boils, bruises, chapped and cracked lips, rough or sore hands, diaper rash, and burns. It's also refreshing and soothing to sunburn.*

Allantoin (a chemical found in Plantain) has been proven to promote wound healing, speed up cell regeneration, and have skin-softening effects. *

Herbals dating from the 1500's and 1600's are full of recipes and uses for Plantain. Plantain was so commonly known it is even found referenced in works by both Chaucer and Shakespeare.

Active compounds:
Beta carotene, mucilage, calcium, monoterpene alkaloids, glycosides, sugars, triterpenes, linoleic acid, iridoids, and tannins.
(Does not come with dropper lid)
1 ounce $ 6
2 ounces $ 11

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*The information presented here is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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