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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.
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Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
As I have learned, the plants that fit that description include the silver-leaved lungwort, tending to itself under the filtered shade of my old lilac tree; the broad border of colorful hybrid dahlias that thrive at the edge of my neighbor's potato patch; and the 1942 Blue Shimmer iris, an indestructible bearded type that I acquired in the 1970s and have moved more times than I care to remember--now regarded as an "old favorite" and "antique" in the world of iris fanciers.
Blood grass Festuca Lungwort Euphorbia Sedum Its deep wine colour takes your garden from autumn into winter as leaves become a rich auburn
Pulmonaria - the Lungwort with medicinal, culinary and economic uses.
Ms Sanders said, for example, ideal plants for people with recurring chest problems would be mullein, coltsfoot, lungwort, and elecampane.
His 'doctrine of signatures' was applied to many plants and one of them, the lungwort, had these spotted leaves that looked like a diseased lung.
Pulmonaria or lungwort have blue, red or white flowers.
Jerusalem Cowslip, Joseph and Mary, Spotted Dog, Bethlehem Sage, Soldiers and Sailors, Beggars Basket, Lungwort
Festuca Blood grass Lungwort Lamb's ears Euphorbia Sedum Its deep wine colour takes your garden from autumn into winter as leaves become a rich auburn
PULMONARIAS are in their full spring glory now and, with the slowly emerging spotted leaves of some species, you can tell where they got the vernacular lungwort name from.
Pulmonaria or lungwort haveblue, red or white flowers.
As long as the ground is damp, all kinds of primroses, including the delightful candelabra types, will thrive, so will pulmonaria or lungwort, with blue or pink flowers in April.