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  Lungwort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lungworts are the genus Pulmonaria of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae.
Lungworts are perennial herbs that form clumps or rosettes.
Lungwort flowers are heterostylous - there are two distinct forms of flower within each species: thos with short stamens and long styles ("pin" flowers) and those with long stamens and short styles ("thrum" flowers), with the former usually being larger and more showy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lungwort   (528 words)

  
 Lungwort - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Lungwort is an attractive plant that is related to the borage family of plants.
Lungwort leaves are sometimes eaten raw in salads or cooked as a vegetable similar to spinach but with a more slippery texture.
Lungwort is not recommended for use by young children or by pregnant or breast-feeding women.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/HerbsTake/0,3927,550970|Lungwort,00.html   (581 words)

  
 Lungwort
Given its high mucilage content, lungwort is indeed a useful remedy for chest conditions, and it is particularly beneficial in cases of chronic bronchitis.
Lungwort combines well with herbs such as coltsfoot as a treatment for chronic coughs (including whooping cough), and it can be taken for asthma.
Lungwort leaves are astringent and have been applied externally to stop bleeding.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_lungwort.htm   (288 words)

  
 Lungwort
Native to Europe and the Caucasus, lungwort is a perennial, growing to a foot high, producing clusters of pink-purple flowers and broad, oval, basal leaves which are gathered in late spring.
It is used internally for illnesses of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and urinary tract, and externally on wounds to stop bleeding.
Lungwort is also used as a treatment for sore throat and congestion.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/herbs/lungwort.htm   (196 words)

  
 Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort, a member of the Borage tribe, is found in woods and thickets, but is not common, and is by some only regarded as an escape from gardens, where it is cultivated now mostly for the sake of its ornamental leaves, which are curiously spotted with white.
Its popular and Latin names seem to have been derived from the speckled appearance of the leaves resembling that of the lungs, and their use in former days was partly founded on the doctrine of signatures.
The Lungwort formerly held a place in almost every garden, under the name of 'Jerusalem Cowslip'; and it was held in great esteem for its reputed medicinal qualities in diseases of the lungs.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/l/lungwo49.html   (325 words)

  
 Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort is the unattractive common name of a very attractive and useful group of plants that grow best in shaded areas.
The main attraction of lungwort is the dark green, silver-spotted leaves.
There are many lungwort cultivars to choose from that have leaves with markings of different shapes and sizes.
www.ext.colostate.edu /ptlk/1052.html   (231 words)

  
 The Bellingham Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort was no use against disease, but it is indirectly beneficial to human lungs.
Lungwort has a third partner, a blue-green bacteria which has the ability to fix nitrogen - that is, take nitrogen from the air and convert it to a form that can be used by plants.
Lungwort usually grows at low elevations on the branches or trunks of hardwood trees such as maples or alders.
cityguide.bellinghamherald.com /fe/outdoors/stories/181124.html   (326 words)

  
 Gardening - Perennials - Lungwort.
The Lungwort High Contrast, 'Pulmonaria', also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden.
The Lungwort Milky Way, 'Pulmonaria', also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden.
The Lungwort Victorian Brooch, 'Pulmonaria', also known as Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden.
www.shoppersgalaxy.com /Gardening/Perennials21.htm   (339 words)

  
 Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The plant Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is recognised by its spotted leaves and violet-blue flowers.
It is Pulmonaria officinalis that is commonly known as Jerusalem Cowslip, and is the 'Lungwort' rnainly used by modern herbalists.
The infusion of Lungwort is also indicated for those with haemorrhoids and simple diarrhoea.
www.magdalin.com /herbal/plants_pages/l/lungwort.htm   (260 words)

  
 Lungwort, Lobaria pulmonaria
Lungwort is quite impressive in cool damp conditions -- a very intense green with lobes up to 3 cm wide and 7 cm long.
The green colour is due to green algae, a symbiotic component of this lichen.
Needless to say, the logic of using lungwort to treat lung disease because it looks like lung tissue, while common to herbalism, is somewhat suspect.
www.mcelroy.ca /bushlog/20031003.shtml   (427 words)

  
 Lungworts
Like hostas, lungworts are grown chiefly for their attractive foliage.
Lungworts can be planted as a single specimen, border, or groundcover.
The common name, lungwort, refers to the former belief that the leaves were a cure for ailments of the lung.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1999/2-5-1999/lungworts.html   (396 words)

  
 Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lungwort is fairly common in the Central Europe where it is wildly growing.
The medical history of the lungwort starts in the Middle Ages with the so-called signature dogma and ends probably among the dangerous toxic plants.
In the past this plant was much used by coughing and other lung diseases, but the content of active agents is not sufficient to fill the demand for a modern medical herb.
www.hole.gs.rl.no /engl/garden/plants/lungeurt.htm   (168 words)

  
 How to Grow Lungwort (Pulmonaria) - eHow.com
Lungwort is a perennial (meaning it comes back year after year) that has spotted white leaves and flowers in white ("Sissinghurst White") and shades of pink and blue ("Bowles Red" and "Margery Fish," respectively) in early spring.
Some lungworts have flower clusters that look like they are blooming pink and blue at the same time ("Roy Davidson").
Buy lungwort in bloom in early spring if you want to be sure about the flower color.
www.ehow.com /how_7377_grow-lungwort-(pulmonaria).html   (323 words)

  
 Lungwort - Drugs & Vitamins - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Note: Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) should not be confused with lungmoss (Lobaria pulmonaria), a lichen that may be called lungwort in some parts of the world.
Although no evidence from clinical studies supports the use of lungwort for any respiratory ailment, it has been used traditionally to relieve breathing conditions such as bronchitis and their related symptoms such as coughing and sore throat.
Lungwort is known to contain small amounts of tannins, which may exert a drying effect on respiratory tissue.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/PrintablePages/herbMonograph/0,11475,550970,00.html   (1140 words)

  
 Lungwort UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The small genus of about 14 species is enhanced by a large number of cultivars.
Lungworts are so called because they were thought to be a cure for lung diseases simply on the basis that their spotted leaves looked like the inside of an unhealthy lung.
Lungworts flower in spring so their season is short but if, after flowering, the foliage is sheared off they produce a new crop of leaves, allowing them to be used as attractive foliage plants for the rest of the year.
www.greenfingers.com /articledisplay.asp?gfAdSection=GARDENCLUB&id=1185   (209 words)

  
 Al's Garden Center - Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort is a curious plant name, isn’t it?
lungwort was named as such because people believed their foliage’s silvery markings resembled lungs.
Add a bit of ‘herbal’ history to your garden and plant a lungwort in your perennial bed this season.
www.als-gardencenter.com /Lungwort.htm   (218 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort, consisting of the dried plant section of Pulmonaria officinalis L. [Fam.
Lungwort preparations are used in the treatment of illnesses and conditions of the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract, the kidney and urinary tract, and also are used as an astringent and in the treatment of wounds.
Since the efficacy of the lungwort preparations has not been sufficiently documented in the above-named areas, its therapeutic use cannot be recommended.
www.herbalgram.org /youngliving/commissione/Monographs/Monograph_0237.html   (269 words)

  
 PULMONARIA
The Lungworts are a nice group of Plants for the semi shady garden.
In their native environments the lungworts grow on a wide range of soils from acid to alkaline, dry to wet, sunny to shady, along streams and in mountains.
Lungworts hybridize freely in cultivation- so seed will not "come true" - but most plants should be worth growing unless you have a difficult location- (high humidity all day) were the cultivars are much more adaptable.
hardyplants.com /Pulmonar.htm   (2526 words)

  
 Growing Lungwort or Pulmonaria in Your Shade Garden
Lungwort or Pulmonaria is a wonderful early spring bloomer that deserves a place in every garden.
The spotted leaves were said to resemble lungs so we got Lung — and ‘wort’ is the Saxon word for ‘plant’ so we get Lungwort.
This is one of the longest Lungwort bloomers.
www.gardening-tips-perennials.com /lungwort.html   (696 words)

  
 Lungwort - Drugs & Vitamins - Drug Library - DrugDigest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Uncontrolled bleeding may occur if lungwort is taken with an anticoagulant or antiplatelet drug or herbal.
However, because few reliable studies of lungwort have been conducted in humans, its possible interactions are not understood completely.
For specific information on how lungwort interacts with drugs, other herbals, and foods and the severity of those interactions, please use our Drug Interactions Checker to check for possible interactions.
drugdigest.org /DD/PrintablePages/herbMonograph/0,11475,550970,00.html   (1140 words)

  
 Palmetto Gardening: Roy Davidson Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roy Davidson lungwort is a cheerful, easy perennial that brightens shady areas each spring with its bright blue, bell-shaped flowers.
They open in mid-March in the upstate, and combine well with the pink, purple or white flowers of hellebores and the pink, red or white flowers of camellias.
Lungwort may also be divided at this time, if necessary.
www.clemson.edu /psamedia/2005/pgroydavidson.htm   (381 words)

  
 Lungwort
Although definitive proof is lacking, Lungwort is thought to be effective for mild upper respiratory problems.
Whether or not you'd agree with that, it's a fact that the leaves and other above-ground parts of the plant are considered the medicinal elements.
To make a tea, pour boiling water over 1.5 grams (about 2 teaspoonfuls) of finely cut Lungwort, or mix the herb with cold water and bring rapidly to a boil.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/101770.shtml   (205 words)

  
 Herbal Descriptions - Lungwort - Pulmonaria officinalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As its name suggests, Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is good for coughs, hoarseness, and mild lung problems.
It can also be used for diarrhea, which makes it the herb of choice for a stomach virus accompanied by a cough.
Lungwort acts as a good expectorant, which breaks up chest congestion.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc2/1lungwor.htm   (369 words)

  
 Lungwort
It has recently been found that the lungwort lichens contain antibiotic chemicals that are effective against the kind of bacteria that cause tuberculosis and many other chest infections.
: The Doctrine of Signatures decreed that the lungwort lichens were suitable for chest disorders on the grounds of their pouched, lung-like appearance.
Lungwort herb (Pulmonaria officinalis L.) of the borage family, with its characteristically variegated leaves, and two to three blue-coloured flowers, has many of the same uses, although it is more astringent in character and has an extra anticatarrhal action.
www.purplesage.org.uk /profiles/lungwort.htm   (248 words)

  
 lungwort, pulmonaria, flowering perennials
Pulmonaria or lungwort has a particular place in my affections as it one of the first plants ever to bring itself to my attention as a child.
The names Pulmonaria and lungwort come from the leaf patterning superficially looking like a lung and leading to a belief that this meant it could be used to cure lung ailments (there appears to be no such evidence).
Moon’ also known as Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to...
www.english-gardening.com /Plants/perennials_lungwort.htm   (934 words)

  
 Lungwort - Mrs. Moon
Moon’, Pulmonaria saccharata, also known as Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage, is a great ground cover for any shady area, helping to lighten up parts of the garden.
The foliage is fuzzy and dark green, speckled with silver and red to pink flowers that often turn into blue in May. ‘Mrs.
Moon’ is a vigorous grower and resistant to slugs and great for a first time gardener.
www.naturehills.com /new/product/perennialsdetails.aspx?prodid=1431   (130 words)

  
 Pulmonaria - Rhodophiala -- Plant Delights Nursery Catalog Page 85
Named for the organ which most resembles the foliage, pulmonaria actually means lungwort.
Lungworts establish quickly when planted and make a superb spring show.
Lungworts are great to blend with early bulbs such as crocus, scilla, and other similarly colored spring bloomers.
www.plantdelights.com /Catalog/Current/page85.html   (1636 words)

  
 Shade-tolerant--Longleaf lungwort - L'Atelier Vert - - Everything French Gardening®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Longleaf lungwort is a lovely French wildflower of woodland edges, appreciated all the more for its very early flower period, beginning in February to March and extending to May. A member of the borage family, lungwort has coiled clusters of pink to blue flowers (often pink in bud and blue when open).
The common name lungwort dates from the period of the doctrine of signatures, when plants were thought to be useful to treat the parts of the body they resembled.
The splotched leaves of lungwort were thought to resemble the interior of a lung.
www.frenchgardening.com /item.tmpl?SKU=SEFL89   (158 words)

  
 Wildflower Herbals-Lungwort-Lobaria pulmonaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort has been used primarily for lung problems, especially in cases of bronchitis and laryngitis, and to reduce bronchial congestion.
The silica it contains restores the elasticity of lungs, and made it an appropriate remedy when tuberculosis was common.
An astringent, lungwort treats diarrhea, especially in children, and eases hemorrhoids.
www.wildflowerherbals.com /bulkherbs/lungwort.php   (158 words)

  
 Tincture of Mullein with Lungwort, Thyme and Licorice root   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tincture of Mullein with Lungwort, Thyme and Licorice root
Mullein is traditionally used to help improve lung functions, relieve dry cough and soothe the irritation of the bronchi-alveolar passages.
Lungwort and Licorice have expectorant, anti-inflammatory action and support soothing effect.
floraleads.com /TINMUL.HTM   (224 words)

  
 Information on Lungwort and online access to Lungwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lungwort comes as a tablet or as an extract.
This herb, Lungwort, is used by most people for the following: bronchitis, cough, diarrhea, digestive tract bleeding, excessive menstruation, flu, hemorrhoids, hoarseness, tuberculosis, and wounds.
While we have made every effort to ensure that this information is accurate and extensive, only your doctor can tell you if a medication, or drug combination, is safe for you.
www.alternative-medicine-info.com /alternative-medicine/Lungwort/Lungwort.html   (425 words)

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