Plantain Leaf Extract

Product Name:Plantain Leaf Extract

Botanical Name:Plantago asiatica L.

Part Used:whole herb

Specification:10:1 , 20:1 ,99%

Test method:HPLC

Appearance:yellow brown powder

Active Ingredient:palmitic acid

CAS No. 57-10-3

Molecular Formula:C16H32O2

Molecular Weight:256.42


What is Plantain Leaf Extract?The plantain plant is also known as Plantago lanceolata or Plantago major. Not to be confused with the banana-like vegetable that is commonly eaten in many Hispanic cultures, it is a perennial plant with almost worldwide distribution.For decades, herbalists have considered it a useful remedy for a cough, wounds, inflamed skin, and dermatitis.
Bruised or crushed plantain leaves are applied topically to treat insect bites and stings, eczema, and small wounds or cuts. The leaves and seeds are used to extract the beneficial compounds of this plant.Plantain leaf extract comes in nearly 250 species, the most widely distributed being P. lanceolata and P. major. Grown mainly in India, the seeds of Plantago ovata contain psyllium (a soluble fiber and the main ingredient in Metamucil), which is used to treat constipation.
Modern studies do confirm that the plant, and specifically the leaves are loaded with active compounds that give the extract anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant magic properties. An in-vitro (made on chicken membrane, not on real people) study in Phytotherapy Research found that Plantain Leaf Extract in large concentrations has a comparable soothing effect to anti-inflammatory big shot, hydrocortisone.Basic Information:Product NamePlantain Leaf ExtractPrat usedstemAppearanceLight brown powderSpecs4:1, 10:1, 20:1OdorCharacteristicQualityAsh: 5.0%maxLoss on drying: 5%max
Heavy metal:10ppm max
Pb : 2ppm max
As : 2ppm max
Size: 100% pass 80 mesh
MicrobiologicalTotal plate count:1000cfu/g maxYeast & Mold: 100cfu/g max
E.Coli: Negative
Salmonella: Negative
Plantain Leaf Powder Benefits:Benefits for Skin: Adding plantain leaf to your daily or weekly skin care routine will enhance the look and feel of your skin. 1 – Natural Sunburn Relief: If you’ve received a sunburn from the beach or pool, plantain leaves can be used to reduce the effect. Extracting the juice from the leaves by crushing it and applying cool water to it. Then, apply it to the affected area using your hands or a brush. The anti-inflammatory nature will go into effect to sooth the burn.
2 – Cures Insect Bites: Insect bites cause our skin to become itchy. And, the plantain leaves extract contain anti-irritant properties to cure it. Thus, reducing the itchiness or rash from ants, flies, bees or wasps. Hence, the skin will heave faster and properly.
3 – Aids in Quicker Healing of Wounds: The leaf of the plantain contains allantoin which has antibacterial properties. Therefore, once the leaves are applied to wounds it kills the germs as well as bacteria. Thus, speeding up the healing process with the production of new skin cells.
4 – Reduces the Effects of Scarring: Remember when you were younger and you fell off your bike and got a cut, bruise or boo-boo? And, the scar is still there decades later? Plantain leaves help to reduce the chances of scarring. The antimicrobial properties in the plantain leave aids in the skin regeneration process which allows the skin to heal properly from a wound.
5 – Treats Acne: The plantain leaf extract has a cooling effect. Thus, using products that contain plantain leaves to be applied topically aids in reducing inflammation. Thus, reducing the chances of getting acne. As well as, inducing faster healing and regeneration of healthy skin cells too.Benefits for the Body: Applying or digesting plantain leaves comes with a number of health benefits
6 – Indigestion, Heartburn and Ulcers: When the leaves are used to make a tea or tincture, it is said to help with indigestion, heartburn and ulcers.
7 – Natural diuretic: When ingested, it is believed that plantain leaves enables frequent urination. This allows the body to eliminate toxins from the kidneys and bladders.
8 – Eases Tough Periods: Working as an antispasmodic, it provides relief from painful periods cramps and slows heavy bleeding.
Benefits for Hair: As much as it tastes good, it is amazing for our hair.
9 – Eases Scalp Infections: Products rich in antiseptic and antimicrobial properties aids in reducing scalp infections such as dandruff, dry scalp, psoriasis and many more. These properties reduce the inflammation in the scalp that causes these scalp infections. Hence, allowing the scalp to function smoothly by producing oil to coat the new growth with moisture and protein needed. Thus, promoting hair growth.
10 – Hair: The leaf can be used as a hair rinse to remove product build-up, debris or excess oil. As well as to condition the hair shaft with moisture and protein needed for length retention. You can boil the leaves or crush it then add cool water. Adding additional ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, and essential oils will increase the potency. In addition, the leaf will reduce the pungent smell of the apple cider vinegar.Application:
1. As raw material of medicine for clearing heat and discharging toxin, anti-inflammatory, eliminating edema, clearing liver, benefiting eyesight and treating diarrhea, it is widely used in pharmaceutical field.

2.As effective ingredients of medicine for clearing heat and discharging toxin, anti-inflammatory, eliminating edema, it is widely used in health industry.

3.As drugs for swine virus disease prevention and treatment, it is used in veterinary field.

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