Ear infections are very common in children, affecting 20%-40% of children under six years of age.
The Eustachian tube regulates pressure in, and clears fluid from, the middle ear.
Obstruction of the Eustachian tube leads first to the build up of fluid and then, if bacteria start to grow, bacterial infection.
Glue ear is the result of chronic ear infection and leads to hearing loss through fluid accumulation in the middle ear.
By clearing and strengthening the ear, nose and throat tract, Plantago helps resolve and protect against ear infections.
Many people suffer from catarrhal congestion, experiencing excess catarrh on a long term basis.
Diet is often relevant in catarrhal conditions, with white flour, sugar and dairy foods being common culprits.
Plantago, through its anticatarrhal action, helps disperse accumulated congestion.
This familiar meadow plant is one of the most commonly used by herbalists.
Alfred Vogel knew that the effectiveness of Plantago was greatly enhanced by it being cultivated organically, free from any contaminants.
What is it used for?
Recurrent ear infections