Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Plantaginaceae
Genus : Plantago
Species : major Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Wild Ispaghula
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Yempat
Other Details
Habit : Gregarious delicate herb
Parts Use : Seed and Leaf
Preparation : Leaves are roasted into burning charcoal for local application. Leaves are crushed for extract. Seeds soaked for into water consumption. Leaves boiled with water for extract use.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Seed contains mucilaginous matter, plantagic acid. Leaves contain aucuboside, vitamins A, C, K, presence of compounds like campesterol, b-sitosterol, stignasterol, oleanolic acid are reported. Organic acids namely tartaric acids, malic acid, malonic acid, succinic acid and ursolic acid are found in the plant.
Ailment Treated : Roasted leaf paste is useful for boils, muscular sprain and gout. Leaf extract is cooling and used as diuretic and astringent. Leaf decoction is useful for eye wash in eye ache.
Source : Very common in wild habitat nearby grazing grounds and forest edge.