Buck's-horn plantain
Buck's-horn plantain


Buck's-horn plantain is an herb that is found in Europe, western Asia, and northern parts of Africa. The leaves are sometimes used in food. The leaves are also used to make medicine.

Buck's-horn plantain is taken by mouth for kidney disease, urinary disorders, as a laxative, and for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if buck's-horn plantain is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if buck's-horn plantain is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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Possibly effective Effectiveness definitions
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Insufficient evidence Effectiveness definitions
  • Kidney disease.
  • Urinary disorders.
  • Increasing bowel movements.
  • Pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Fever.
  • Cancer.
  • Lung problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate buck's-horn plantain for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of buck's-horn plantain depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for buck's-horn plantain. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.

Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


There isn't enough reliable information to know how buck's-horn plantain might work.
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