"Great for Colds, Coughs, Asthma, Bronchitis, Anti-inflammatory, Very Soothing, Helps with COPD, Helps with Gas and Soothes the GI tract, Great for Skin Rashes, and Good for the Lungs in General and No Side-Effects if Used as Recommended"
Lungwort or Pulmonaria officinalis has been used successfully for healing for thousands of years.
Where it Grows - Lungwort grows in the US, Asia, China, Europe, Africa, and other moderate climates. It grows wild in old growth forests with good moisture and loamy soil. A large plant with blue and purple flowers. And it can be grown in your yard and in pots on your patio.
Other Names - Lungwort or Pulmonaria officinalis is also known as Common lungwort, Jerusalem Cowslip, Sage of Jerusalem, Spotted Dog, Joseph and Mary,, Our Lady's Milk Drops, Spotted Lungwort, Oak Lungs, Herbe aux Poumons, lung moss, comfrey spotted,, Bedlam cowslip, Bugloss cowslip, Lady's milk, Mary's tears and Virgin Mary's Honey Suckle, Jerusalem Sage, and many more common names.
Parts Used - The leaves are the important herbal parts of the plant.
Contains - Contains loads of antioxidants, saponins, tannins, mucilages, and lots of trace minerals plus lots of Vitamin C.
Lots of Powerful Antioxidants - Lungwort contains lots of powerful antioxidants and polyphenol compounds like that in green tea but much more profound. New studies show that the more antioxidants that we take in the better health we have. Antioxidants help to get rid of free radicals and slow the aging process and also prevent and heal disease. Contains lots of kaempferol and allantoin.
Powerful Anti-inflammatory - Lungwort is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of all the antioxidants. It helps with inflammation, redness, swelling, and pain. And could also help with arthritis and joint pain. But works exceedingly well for lung challenges. The University of North Caroline has shown that lungwort helps with all kinds of lung irritations.
Helps with Lung Challenges - Lungwort is one of the best herbs for asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and other inflammatory conditions of the lungs. Lungwort is very soothing for the lungs and helps the lungs to recover and replenish.
Great for Sore Throats - Gargling with a little lungwort tea is great for healing sore throats.
Leaves Stop Bleeding - Lungwort leaves can also be ground up and placed over a bleeding wound to stop bleeding.
Also Helps with Digestive Issues - Lungwort is also great for gas, bloating, and digestive issues in general and heals diarrhea.
Great for the Skin - Because lungwort is full of powerful antioxidants it's very good for healing rashes, eczema, and for speeding up the healing process of skin wounds. Take the tea and was the rash or wound 3 times a day to speed up healing.
Good Diuretic - And lungwort is a good diuretic to help with getting rid of retained water and to detox the body.
Forms - Who Herb for Teas, Tea bags, Capsules, Powders, and Tinctures.
Dosage - Take the tea 2 or 3 times a day... as a tincture take 10 drops twice a day. As a powder or in capsules take 250 mg 2 or 3 times a day. For no more than 7 to 10 days.
Finding - You can ask for lungwort at your local health food store and I have found it on amazon.com and eBay.com
Inexpensive - I have found lungwort whole herb 50 grams for $5 which is very inexpensive.
Edible - The leaves are edible and can be used in salads and cooked in soups and stews... but they are kind of bland.
Making Tea - For tea take a tablespoon of fresh or dried leaves and place them in a large cup with boiling hot water and steep for 15 minutes... let cool and drink.
No Side-Effects If Used in Normal Doses - There are no side-effects if used in normal doses. But very large doses can cause stomach upsets and skin rashes. And Lungwort should not be used by those who are pregnant, nursing, or small children.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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