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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.
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The chief among them is the Lungwort, known also as Mary's Milkdrops, Our Lady's Milk Herb, The Virgin Mary's Tears, and Joseph and Mary.
GRAY, GRAY-GREEN, WHITE: Artemisia, crown pink, dead nettle, ground morning glory, hosta, Helichrysum petiolare, lamb's ears, lungwort, Russian sage, silver spear, snow-in-summer, thyme, verbascum, yarrow.
Seaside Lungwort Mertensia maritima (L.) Gray Sea-Shore Chamomile Matricaria ambigua Kryl.
John's wort for bums and cuts because the translucent spots in the plant's leaves resemble broken skin, while the blotchy leaves of lungwort made it an obvious choice for coughs, hoarseness, and other respiratory problems.
For example, the lungwort lichen looks like a lung, so it was used to treat lung disease.
One example is the tree lungwort lichen - recent research has found potential for it to cure diseases affecting humans and livestock.
A bee on Pulmonaria - also known as lungwort - among the buttercups
| A bee on Pulmonaria - also known as lungwort - among the buttercups | A bee on Pulmonaria - also known as lungwort - among the buttercups
Fungi, such as tree lungwort, has been found to contain properties that could fight the human form of "mad cow disease".
Lungwort is another common name for this– its large spotty leaves were thought to resemble lungs and it was used to treat respiratory disease.
DAPPLED SHADE 'LUNGWORT' is another common name for this - its large spotty leaves were thought to resemble lungs and it was used to treat respiratory disease.
Er enghraifft, llysiau'r ysgyfaint (lungwort neu pumonaria) i wella'r asthma, neu'r fogfa, gan fod ysmotiau gwelw ar y dail yn eu hymdebygu i'r ysgyfaint.