Lungwort

Latin name: (Genus) Pulmonaria; (Species) P. officinalis.

Also known as Bethlehem Sage, Jerusalem Cowslip, Joseph and Mary, Soldiers and Sailors and Spotted Dog, Lungwort is a perennial flowering herbs native to Europe and Asia.

Perhaps not surprisingly – given this plant’s name – Lungwort has been used in both traditional and folk medicine primarily in the treatment of respiratory problems—coughs, colds, chest infections, asthma, also for chronic bronchitis and recurring catarrhal problems.

Also used to treat more serious pulmonary infections such as pneumonia.

Lungwort is also recommended by herbalists as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, demulcent, astringent and a mild diuretic.

Rich in Vitamin C, as well as flavonoids, tannins and saponines, Lungwort offers health and nutritional benefits, too.

Lungwort can sometimes be effective in the treatment of diarrhoea and haemorrhoids.

To make a tea: Use 1-2 teaspoons of Earthfare Wild Harvested Lungwort to a cup of boiling water and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes before drinking.

For further information on the properties and use of Lungwort we suggest you consult a herbal or medical practitioner.