Organic Plantain & Elderflower

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This Herbal Infusion is a mix of two allergy fighting, anti inflammatory and antibacterial plants – Plantain and Elderflower. 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”

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).

Weight N/A
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.

Nuritional information

Plantain contains these constituents in varied amounts:

Calcium
Copper
Magnesium
Potassium
Phosphorus
Sodium
Zinc

Vitamins:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin K

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.

Aja Nova Organic limited makes no medicinal claims about our herbal products.

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.

weight

100g, 50g

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