Mountain Rose Herbs

Lungwort

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COMMON NAME

 Standardized: lungwort

 

BOTANICAL NAME

Pulmonaria officinalis L.
Plant Family: Boraginaceae

 

INTRODUCTION

Lungwort is one of the first plants to flower in the early spring in its native habitats. Sometimes referred to as the "Herb of Mary", it was used as part of a formula to help reveal if someone was a witch or not, and also conversely it was worn as a protection against the evil eye. Lungwort grows wild throughout the Eastern United States and in its native Western Europe. It is distinguished by its spotted leaves and bright flowers that change color from rose to blue, with both colors often being found on the plant at the same time.

CONSTITUENTS

Catecholtannins, Silicic Acid, Allantoin, Saponins, Flavonoids, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Tannic Acid

PARTS USED

Leaves

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: For external use only. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Do not use when nursing.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

 

 

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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