Plantago major from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 17, 2010, 11:23:36 PM8/17/10
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Plantago major from Kashmir, very commonly growing especially in moist situations on roadsides, gardens and meadows. Photographed from Balgarden, Srinagar on June 15, 2010.

Common names:
English: Broadleaf plantain, Common plantain, Greater plantain, Plantain, 
French: Grand plantain, Plantain majeur
German: Breitwegerich
Spanish: Llantén, Llantén común, Llantén major
Kashmir: Gul isafghol
Punjab: Ghuzbe, Karet
Kumaon: Luhuryia

Used as pot-herb; used in wound-healing; Also used in piles, skin troubles, diarrhoea and other diseases.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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tanay bose

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Aug 18, 2010, 12:31:58 AM8/18/10
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This plant is a noxious weed in Vancouver found growing everywhere !!
Tanay

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Tanay Bose
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Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
3529-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 18, 2010, 1:58:15 AM8/18/10
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Classical example of a nearly cosmopolitan plant species.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

nabha meghani

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Aug 18, 2010, 7:08:51 AM8/18/10
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indeed, both the plantagos are omnipresent in germany too

Pankaj Oudhia

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Aug 18, 2010, 7:09:59 AM8/18/10
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Plantago is present everywhere and still people are suffering from pain!!!  Tanay, prepare Homoeo-drug from it and provide relief to everyone around you from pain. From toothache to earache. Not sure about the status Homoeopathy in Canada. I use this species for my Agrohomoeopathy experiments and purchase it from German source i.e. Nalini ji's place.

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Pankaj Oudhia 

nabha meghani

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Aug 18, 2010, 7:31:56 AM8/18/10
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Pankaj ji,
I don't know abt Homoeo-drug etc. but we use the young leaves in salad.
in fact in spring my salad is just a mixture of various leaves, that grow here.
 
Prof. Singh ji,
as I had already written, I have never taken Fotos of my various "salad"-plants, they are so common here that I never cared to take fotos. Perhaps i should start documenting all plants and flowers I meet.
Regards
Nalini
 
 
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 18, 2010, 8:01:28 AM8/18/10
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A few that I know would be there are (we used them in childhood for vegetables):

Plantago lanceolata
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Taraxacum officinale
Cichorium intybus
Lactuca serrriola
Malva parviflora
Plantago major
Tulipa stellata (we used to eat bulbs of young plants)
Nasturtium officinale


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

nabha meghani

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Aug 20, 2010, 3:59:20 PM8/20/10
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Pankaj ji,
perhaps a stupid question.
why make drugs when one can put a few leaves every day in salad?
Regards
Nalini
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Pankaj Oudhia

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Aug 25, 2010, 2:18:57 PM8/25/10
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Good question Nalini ji. I am not aware whether use of Plantago as Salad helps in alleviating pain but when I use it in form of Homoeo drug it gives immense relief. You are living in birth place of Homoeopathy. It works on the principle of Simili Similibus Curantar.For example we were discussing purgative property of Podophyllum few days back. As Homoe drug Podophyllum is used to treat loose motion whereas in large quantites it results in loose motion.

Whie surveys I take special interest in toxic plants specially mushroom and try to meet the people consumed it accidentally. Their symptoms help a lot to search the possibilities of its use as potential Homoeo-drug.

[In another thread you asked about the stories giving information about nature. While collecting Dadi Maa ke Nuskhe I collected hundreds of stories describing the importance of herbs in life. Still trying to compile it at one place.]

regards

Pankaj Oudhia 
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