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Plant Information

Common Name: LUNGWORT
Scientific Name: Pulmonaria officinalis
Alternative Names: Jerusalem cowslip, Soldiers and sailors

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Pulmonaria officinalis
Pulmonaria officinalis


  • Perennial
  • Hardy perennial.

Culinary Uses

  • The young leaves can be added to salads and soups.

Parts Used

  • The leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Lungwort can be used for respiratory conditions, asthma, chronic bronchitis, colds, coughs and catarrh.
  • Treat stomach and intestinal ailments, kidney and urinary tract infections, fluid retention and tuberculosis.
  • It helps to clear the airways and expel the build-up of mucus out of the lungs.
  • Smokers or those who recently quit can use it to help clear up the tar which has built up in the lungs.
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