Buckshorn plantain (Plantago coronopus)

background

Buckshorn plantain is found in Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. The leaves are sometimes used in an Italian salad called misticanza, which means "wild greens." In the Canary Islands, buckshorn plantain has been used to treat kidney and urinary disorders. However, there is insufficient available evidence in humans to support the use of buckshorn plantain for any indication.

Related Terms

Plantaginaceae (family), Plantago coronopus, Plantago coronopus L.
Note: This monograph only covers Plantago coronopus; however, other species of Plantago have been referred to as buckhorn plantain (not buckshorn), such as Plantago lanceolata.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.