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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

1
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

2
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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A preliminary investigation of the concentration of serotonin in the brains of the mice using High Performance Liquid Chromatography shows that serotonin is significantly higher in the 100 per cent plantain diet group than control.
When the oil is hot add the plantain and fry for two minutes.
Coliforms were detected in 50% (12/24) of plantain starch samples, 12.5% (3/24) of other starch samples, and 0% (0/24) of corn starch samples.
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A general drawing and healing poultice can be made by picking fresh plantain (Plantago major) leaves and kneading them with your fingers until they're well-bruised, softened, and freely emitting their juices.
Plantain as of 2004 was grown in a total of 52 countries, which were said to be world's producers of plantain, producing a total of 33 million metric tons [8].
A first step is to know how the chips are actually prepared and to evaluate the quality of the fried plantain sold to the consumers, depending on the main process parameters.
Thus, this study was carried out to investigate and compare the antioxidant capacity and the phenolic compounds of roasted White yam, Groundnut, yellow maize and Plantain.
The lender will support the development of the plantain, pineapple and oil palm value chains, as a complement to the operations of the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, the European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency (AFD), which target other crop sectors (cassava, sorghum, maize, onion, fish, milk and pigs).
Application of edible coatings in green plantain slices subjected to deep-fat frying