plantain family

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Related to plantain family: family Alismataceae
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Noun1.plantain family - cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubsplantain family - cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Plantaginales, Plantaginales - coextensive with the family Plantaginaceae
genus Plantago, Plantago - type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs
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A ISPAGHULA husks are the natural, fibre-rich parts of a plant belonging to the plantain family. They act as a bulking laxative, giving the bowel extra bulk to help stimulate movements.