Latin Name: Pulmonaria officinalis
Common name: Lungwort
Parts used: Aerial (leaves)
Constituents: Allantoin, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol), tannins, mucilage, saponins.
Medicinal actions: Emollient, expectorant, anti-hemorrhagic, astringent.
Medicinal use: Indicated in bronchitis, coughs, colds, influenza for congested lungs and/or inflamed throat.
Pharmacology: Allantoin is anti-inflammatory and soothing.
- Tincture: 1-5 ml (1:5) TID
- Tea: 1-2 tsp of herb in one cup of water TID
Toxicity: None known.
Contraindications: None known.
Interactions: None known.