Plantago


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Related to Plantago: Plantago psyllium, Plantago rugelii, Plantago ovata, Plantago asiatica
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Noun1.Plantago - type genus of the family PlantaginaceaePlantago - type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Plantaginaceae, Plantaginaceae, plantain family - cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds
plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
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RA is the underground part of a hardy aquatic plant, Alisma plantago orientale (Sam) Juzep.
1996) used 10-1,600 Gy doses of gamma rays to induce damage to seeds of Plantago ovate.
It's Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' with heavily-veined beetroot-coloured leaves.
Try 10 drops of Plantago in half a cup of water, twice a day.
Jerling and Liljelund (1984) determined that Plantago maritima distribution in the upper portions of a Baltic seashore meadow was restricted by competition for light, since it prevented plants from flowering and inhibited successful seedling establishment.
The cultivation of Plantago ovata (isabgol), Catha-ranthus roseus (rosy periwinkle), Papaver somniferum (opium poppy), Rauvolfia serpentina (sarpagandha), Cassia spp.
Q I READ that a possible cure for tinnitus were ear drops called Plantago.
Among the two genera of this family, he investigated Littorella lacustris and eight species of Plantago.
1991) include: saltbush with species of Atriplex and Salicornia; halophyte scrub with species of Ambrosia, Bursera, Bouteloa and Muhlenbergia; coastal dunes with species of Abronia, Dalea and Plantago, and the Sarco-crasicaule scrub with species of Acacia, Jatropha, Larrea, Opuntia and Yucca.
This dereliction has led to poisonings such as that resulted from adulteration of Plantago lanceolata (plantain) with Digitalis lanata, eleuthero--formerly known by the misnomeric 'Siberian Ginseng' (Eleutherococcus senticosus)--with Periploca sepium (Chinese silk vine), and at least five innocuous herbs with deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).
A This problem can often be helped by a simple herb called Plantago at a dose of 10 drops, twice a day, before meals.