Lungwort (Pulmonaria Officinalis)
Lungwort has medicinal applications for its expectorant properties, soothing coughs, and sore throats. It is also an astringent, and diuretic and is applied to reduce the inflammation of boils.
This plant contains tannins between 10.27% and 10.67%. Fatty substances are composed of stearic, palmitic, and myristicin acids. Resin acids, ceryl alcohol, phytosterin, flobafen, inverted sugar, polysaccharides.
The aerial parts of the flowering plant are collected for medicinal purposes (flowering tops and leaves) by cutting them a little above ground level and drying them at a temperature not exceeding 45 °C.
It is used as an infusion for the treatment of cough, whooping cough, bronchitis, sore throats, and hoarseness. It is also sudorific, anti-inflammatory and diuretic. The 10% decoction is used in compresses as a disinfectant, emollient, and anti-inflammatory for wounds.
In cooking a good handful of the plant, letting it boil for a quarter of an hour, the liquid is taken in four cups distributed throughout the day to facilitate expectoration and make the sputum more fluid.
It is also recommended for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and urinary bladder conditions.
It has astringent, emollient, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, sudorific, and mild diuretic functions. For this reason, it has been traditionally used to calm coughs and treat various respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, whooping cough, colds, asthma, etc.
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