Pulmonaria Officinalis. Lungwort is found in
gardens. The stalk is about a foot high. The flowers branch out at the tops of the stalk; they are generally red before they expand; afterwards they are of a blue colour.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Lungwort:
It derives its name from its supposed efficacy in diseases of the lungs. It is mucilaginous and rather astringent, and is regarded as emollient and pectoral. It is good therefore for coughs, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Haller says that its viscous juice, possessing some acidity, is very useful for dryness of the throat, for cough accompanied with spitting of blood. An infusion is the best way of taking it.
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