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(plăn`tĭn), any plant of the genus Plantago, chiefly annual or perennial weeds of wide distribution. Many species are lawn pests and the pollen is often a hay fever irritant. P. psyllium, called psyllium, or fleawort, is cultivated in Spain and France for its mucilaginous seed-coatings, exported under the name psyllium seed for use as a laxative. In the United States wild plantains are occasionally utilized locally for forage. The name plantain is also used for a starchy form of the bananabanana,
name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to tropical Asia but now cultivated throughout the tropics.
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; the water plantain, Alisma plantago-aquatica, is another unrelated species. Plantains are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Plantaginales, family Plantaginaceae.
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(not the same as banana “plantain”) A very common green leafy weed found worldwide, that’s popular as a healer of wounds and injuries, body purifier, congestion aid, and neutralizer of poison and toxic elements. Widely used for skin diseases, constipation, digestion, prostate, urinary, respiratory, fevers, infections, hay fever, It protects mucus membranes from inflammation and calms down muscle contractions in conditions like asthma, colic, stomach aches. Tannins in plantain are astringent (a substance that brings tissues closer), making it useful for tuberculosis, stomach ulcers and bowel hemorrhaging, blood vomiting, diarrhea, colitis, colon inflammation, hemorrhoids, excessive menstrual bleeding. Helps clear stomach and bowel infections, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome as well as urinary infections, cystitis, prostate and infection of the urethra. Leaf tea used for sore throats. Tea good for dilating bronchials, therefore good for bronchitis, asthma, difficulty breathing. Used to help eyes, heart conditions, cholesterol and lower blood pressure. (Do not take if prone to clots or on blood thinners.) Contains all 18 amino acids. Used as a pain relieving antiinflammatory, and lymph tonic. Amazing plant and it’s probably growing on your property RIGHT NOW ! Its free !!! Plantain has 5 veins running through leaf and the leaves grow in a pattern cluster of 5 leaves. For an insect or bee sting, take a plantain leaf, chew it in your mouth, then apply the green mush to the sting. It neutralizes the toxin and helps pull it out. Dry the leaves and powder them, store in mason jars and use all year round in soups, smoothies or stir fry. Excellent for the body. Plantain is a strong coagulant. It was used during the Civil War to stop bleeding in the field. Do not consume plantain if taking blood thinners or prone to blood clots. The coagulation properties makes it a good tea to douche with to stop heavy menstrual flow or uterine bleeding, plus in an enema for bowel bleeding. PLANTAIN SEED STEMS- the green stems that grow out from the center have edible seeds. Wait till the seeds turn brown, then strip them off to use as a source of psyllium seed husks for bowel regularity, clearing constipation and prostate issues. They have a wonderful binding quality, very soothing to the digestive system and bowels. Pick hundreds of stems and strip the seeds off while sitting at night watching TV. Let them dry and fill a mason jar with them. You can use these all winter long by adding to soups, salads, stir fry. Excellent source of vitamins, minerals and year round nutrition.

plantain

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any of various N temperate plants of the genus Plantago, esp P. major (great plantain), which has a rosette of broad leaves and a slender spike of small greenish flowers: family Plantaginaceae

plantain

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1. a large tropical musaceous plant, Musa paradisiaca
2. the green-skinned banana-like fruit of this plant, eaten as a staple food in many tropical regions
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La longitud de raices en plantulas de Dominico Harton, y FHIA-21, no fue afectada significativamente por la aplicacion de Fosfito de potasio, Fosetil-Al, ASM y BABA, mas si lo fue con la aplicacion de lixiviados de raquis de platano (Tabla 1).
El principal producto en el departamento del Meta, segun los datos obtenidos del MADR, es el cultivo de la palma africana, seguido del cultivo del arroz, el maiz y el platano.
Selectividad al cultivo (localidades I y II): Bajo las condiciones de ambos ensayos, tanto el fungicida clorotalonil como el testigo comercial, Bravo 500, presentaron una alta selectividad, y no se observaron sintomas de toxicidad en el cultivo de platano, con valores de cero en la escala visual de dano (0 a 10) a los 3 y 7 dias despues de la aplicacion de los tratamientos.
De esta manera, se han incrementado las areas de cafe, cacao, papaya, platano y citricos (IMA Region Cusco, 2005) reemplazando los sistemas de subsistencia y de recoleccion que aun existen en la region.
Para quienes en Venezuela hemos conocido la importancia del platano en la mesa cotidiana, sin distingo social ni economico, con trazas culturales de apropiacion y orgullo regional, este fruto representa desde su solitaria forma de consumo hasta su presentacion como complemento grandioso de las carnes, quesos, huevos y granos, un bocado delicioso que incluso lejos de casa nos permite rememorar los mejores momentos de una comida en familia.
En platano de acuerdo con Cayon (2007) los frutos que se desarrollaron a partir de fundas de color azul, transparente o blanco presentan concentraciones superiores de azucares totales al momento de la cosecha.
El picudo negro, Cosmopolites sordidus Gemar (Coleoptera, Dryophthoridae), la plaga de mayor importancia economica del platano en Colombia, necesita para su reproduccion material organico en descomposicion y buena humedad, por ello, todo residuo de cosecha es foco permanente de infestacion (Garcia et al.
Se utilizaron dos alimentos para el experimento: harina de platano roatan (HPR) y alimento balanceado (AB).
En el Eje Cafetero1 se han realizado investigaciones que giran alrededor de la industrializacion del platano y el aprovechamiento de los subproductos en general [4, 5]; estos estudios han tenido cierto grado de aceptacion, pero continuan sin visibles resultados frente a su aplicacion con miras a fortalecer la cadena productiva del platano.
El caucho en toda la zona amazonica, el guano en Peru, el platano en Centroamerica y el Caribe continental y la cocaina en Bolivia, Ecuador y Colombia.
Despues supimos que fue El Pitufo quien armo a esas personas que enfrentaron a las autodefensas de El Platano.