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Uses and Benefits of Lungwort

Lungwort is a perennial herb. It is one of the first plants to flower in early spring. The stem grows about 20 cm high and bears hairy, alternate, oval leaves. Typical for lungwort are the white spots on the leaves. The small tubular flowers grow in small clusters. The flowers are red but turn to light purple as they mature. Only the leaves of the lungwort plant are used.

Internally, lungwort tea is used primarily for the respiratory system, especially when there is bleeding of the lungs. It is reliable for coughs, asthma, colds, and bronchial and catarrhal problems. It will help heal tissues and counteract inflammation. It is also used for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and hoarseness. It is also mildly diuretic.

Externally, lungwort tea is used for all kinds of wounds and swellings. It is a good wash for infected sores.

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