Tanchagem (Waybread) Leaf - Plantago Major L.
Tanchagem (Waybread) Leaf - Plantago Major L.

Tanchagem (Waybread) Leaf - Plantago Major L.

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Sore Throat Relief with Waybread Tea

Waybread Leaf - Plantago Major L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


The weed, scientific name Plantago Major L., is a creeping plant belonging to the Plantaginaceae family, and is also popularly known as acatá, carrajá, terrestrial weed and weed. Tea has many properties beneficial to our health and is one of the most used medicinal tea in our country and in others, such as India and the United States.

Health benefits:

Due to its medicinal properties, the leaves tea from the plant serves as a healing, helps to fight against diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems and toothaches, as well as to deflate the lymph, mouth and throat. Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory action, the gargle with oil helps relieve sore throat, helps to ease mouth aches and treat thrush.

Cleaned and blanched leaves in boiling water can be applied to wounds or ulcers, used in the healing process, and serve against leprosy, dog bites and burns. The leaves in the form of poultice cure wounds, fistulas and hemorrhoids. The warm tea is used for bathing in case of leucorrhoea; infusion of tissue leaves can be used in cases of nosebleeds, fluid retention and to eliminate cough and mucus.

The product is indicated to cure some hepatic and stomach conditions, skin infections, insect bites, diarrhea, stye, mucosal inflammations, rhinitis, sinusitis, colds and flu, lung diseases, asthma, bronchitis, swelling, gastritis, dysentery, varicose veins and bleeding. Both the flowers and the seeds of this plant are also employed against conjunctivitis and ocular irritations caused by trauma. The stillage is still used as an aid in the treatment of those who wish to stop smoking.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Inflammatory processes
  • Bee sting
  • Burns
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Disinfectant for wounds
  • Emollient
  • Exanthema
  • As expectorant
  • Lung diseases
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Quit Smoking


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
  2. Turn off when the water reaches boil
  3. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Waybread tea is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, infants and patients with heart problems, constipation and dry stools. The side effects of this plant include drowsiness, intestinal cramps and dehydration.