lungwort

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lungwort

Herbal medicine
A flowering plant that contains allantoin, mineral salts, mucilage, saponin, silica and tannin; it is astringent and expectorant, and has been used to treat lung disease, haemorrhoids and wounds.

lungwort (lungˑ·wrt),

n Latin name:
Pulmonaria officinalis; part used: leaves; disorders, diarrhea, menstrual conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, anticoagulant medications. Also called
dage of Jerusalem, Jerusalem cowslip, Jerusalem sage, lung moss, lungs of oak, or
spotted comfrey.