Basic data on the Lungwort
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is a very old medicinal herb that has been used for the treatment of all respiratory tract problems (influenza, cold, tuberculosis, purulent changes in the lungs) for a long time. Today, this spring herb is used for the same purposes in natural healing.
Description of the plant - Lungwort is an herbaceous perennial plant that appears immediately after the snow, on the spring. In the beginning, only green leaves are ground, green with white spots on the surface. The leaves were covered with sharp shorts. Later, a stalk carries long leaves and on tops are flowers that are funnel shape in purple, red-and-blue color.
What are the Medicinal Parts of the Plant?
Medicinal is the whole plant, except root, and the most commonly used leaf.
Picking and Drying the Lungwort
Picking can begin during the appearance of the first green leaves until late autumn.
The leaves are dried in a warm place away from the sun. It is very quickly dried and packaged in paper bags, where it is kept for use.
What is a Chemically Component of Lungwort?
It contains mucus, tannins with plenty of polyphenols, little alkaloids, carotene, vitamin C.
What are Health Benefits of the Lungwort?
The Lungwort is a universal plant for the treatment of all lung diseases:
Who can't use the Lungwort?
People with sensitive stomach, stomach ulcer, liver disease, bile and with gallstones or other acute complications should not take Lungwort in any form.
Dangerous effects are possible if Lungwort is taken for a long time.
Preparing Tea from the Lungwort
Take a teaspoon of crushed dry Lungwort leaves and spill over with a boiling hot water (one cup). Leave covered to stand for 15 minutes. Drink 3 times a day for cup.