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Ribwort Plantain Extract

Plantago lanceolata L.
DER 4-6:1
≥5% Total Phenol as Gallic Acid by spectrophotometry
  • Cough and Cold
  • Anti-allergic
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Description

Herb

Plantago lanceolata, also known as ribwort plantain or narrow leaf plantain, is a perennial bushy plant belonging to the Plantaginaceae family.

 

Chemistry

The root of Plantago lanceolata contains steroids and triterpenoids such as
sitosterol and cholestane derivatives, terpenoids, phenolic compounds
(salicyclic acid, tyrosol, coniferol, isolariciresinol, arbutine, isotachioside,
tachioside and sinapyl alcohol) flavonoids, cumarins (scopoletin), and indole-3-carboxaldehyde.

 

Indications

Ribwort Plantain extract is generally used in cough syrups. Besides this usage it appears to be a very diverse medical cabinet addition, acting as an
antihistamine, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, and even a moderate
antibiotic.