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Lung tea is a strong ally of the lungs

by Dianna Leon

Scientifically known as Pulmonaria officinalis, pulmonaria is an important medicinal plant of the Boraginaceae family, its aerial part being the most used for various treatments and its origin is European. It blooms in spring and usually in woods and ornamental gardens, needing shade to develop. It produces flowers that range in different color scales, from red to shades of blue.

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Its name already gives its main function: to help the lungs. This herb is commonly and effectively used in the treatment of lung diseases such as tuberculosis and pulmonary emphysema, also serving to cure various infections, from respiratory to urinary. Chemically, it is formed by tannins, mucilage, saponins (which add expectorant, balsamic, diuretic and sweating values), silicic acid (responsible for bone healing actions, tissue resistance and leukocyte activity through infections), mineral substances, allantoin, vitamin C and flavonoids. Due to the presence of mineral salts in abundance, the lung has a remineralizing action. All these properties make Lungwort a powerful natural remedy against the flu.

Popularly, it may be known by other names such as Lung Grass, Jerusalem Parsley and Bofes Herbs.


common indications

Problems related to:

  • Bladder;
  • Bronchitis;
  • Renal calculus;
  • Wounds;
  • Inflammations;
  • Kidneys;
  • Hoarseness and coughing;
  • Convulsive cough;
  • Tuberculosis;
  • Asthma;
  • Catarrh (throat or vocal cords);
  • Pulmonary emphysema;
  • Pharyngitis.

medicinal properties

Astringent, disinfectant, sweating, emollient, pulmonary and expectorant.

using the herb

– In case of skin diseases (chills, wounds and burns): Apply compressions or washes of dry lung leaves in needy areas.

– In case of constipation: Add three tablespoons of lungwort leaves to half a cup of boiling water. Leave to rest for three minutes, add a spoon of honey to sweeten. Drink the mixture three times a day.

– In case of fever: To lower the temperature, add two tablespoons of lungwort leaves to a cup of boiling water. Take three to four times a day.

Its leaves can also be added to soups or salads.

Biggest attentions!

The use of this herb is contraindicated in pregnant or lactating women or patients suffering from liver-related problems.

Regarding side effects, this overused plant can cause liver problems and intoxication. Try to ingest only the recommended amount, without extrapolating.

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