Organic Plantain & Elderflower – Immunity –


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Immunity – Plantain and Elderflower have both been used to help boost the immune response of the body. Both of these herbs can help your immune system to deal with allergies, they have anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties.  This mix is good for soothing coughs and general mucus reduction off the chest.

Plantain (Plantago Major) is a perennial plant belonging to the Plantaginaceae family. Although it shares its name with the popular cooking banana known mostly from Caribbean cuisine, it has no association with it and is not a fruit but a plant. Plantain is native to parts of Asia and Europe but is now grown all over the world.

The Elder plant (Sambucus nigra) which produces the Elderflower is part of the Genus group Sambucus. Elderflower is native to Africa along with parts of Asia and Europe. Although there are many varieties of the Elderflower the most common to be used grows from the Sambucus Nigra “The Elder Tree” or “European Elder”

Below is a link to a study on Plantain leaf.

Name of study: A pilot study of efficacy and safety of Plantago lanceolata and Primula veris, in the treatment of the common cold

Author of study: University of Pharmacy of Barcelona, Spain.

Conclusion of study: In the present study, we introduce two new therapeutic tools (Plantago lanceolata, Primula veris) for the early treatment of acute respiratory infections that could avoid disease progression and solve the current problem.

Link to study: Plantain and the common cold

Caution: Plantain is generally considered safe but may interact with anticoagulant medication. Those allergic to melons or plants from the plantain family should avoid use. Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if on medication or pregnant.

All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags

Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch).

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How to use

Plantain can be made into a tea and used as a seasoning on food.

To make a tea:
1. Use a ratio of 2-3 tsp (2-3g) of Plantain to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Boil the water using a kettle or pot.
3. Add herbs to a teapot then add boiled water or add herbs to a pot of boiled water (heat switched off).
4. Cover and allow to sit for 5-10 mins then strain and serve. Have 2-3 cups daily.
5. You can add citrus and natural sweeteners for extra flavour, we do not recommend sugar.

Herb profile

Herbalists may recommend Plantain for:

Lung/cardiovascular issues
Digestive issues
Skin problems
Boost immune system

The Commission E (herbal remedies index) has approved the use of Plantain for coughs and irritations related to infections of the respiratory tract.

The mucilage content of Plantain leaves, coupled with their anti-inflammatory properties make this wonderful herb for many digestive complaints.

Plantain also has astringent properties which make it effective in treating diarrhoea, gastritis and colitis

Plantain leaves are high in vitamins A and C, and tannins. Tanins have astringent properties which reduce inflammation and combat infection by depriving bacteria of nutrients.

Vitamins A & C both have immune boosting properties and aid to general wellbeing.

Note: Always refer to a professional herbalist or doctor before using herbs medicinally, we make no claims as to the medicinal use of our herbal products. There are many clinical trials and research that can help you to understand the uses of herbs.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

This is for information purposes only.

Nutritional information

Plantain contains these constituents in varied amounts:


Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin K


40g, 80g


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