Lungwort Extract (Pulmonaria officinalis)
By Virgo Organics
Artistry & Nature Combined
Lungwort has the following constituents – Allantoin, saponins, Caffeic acid derivatives, Flavonoids such as quercetin, polygalacturonane, rhamnogalacturonane and arabinogalactans, water-soluble silicic acid and tannic acid.
Other common names of the herb include the following – Common Lungwort, Our Lady’s Milk Drops, Spotted Lungwort, Oak Lungs, Sage of Jerusalem, Lungenkraut, Herbe aux Poumons, Spotted dog, Pulmonariae Herba, Bethlehem Sage, etc.
Lungwort is a perennial, herbaceous and evergreen plant that is predominantly found in Central Europe. The herb is also found in central Russia and Western Asia. The rhizomatous plant is usually seen in woods and thickets, and grows to about 30 cm in height.
It is also one of the first plants in its native habitat to flower during the early spring. Centuries ago, the plant was held in great esteem for its beautiful appearance and was known as Jerusalem Cowslip.
Today, lungwort is planted in gardens for its ornamental leaves. The medicinal part of this plant is its leaves which are air dried for use in pharmaceutical preparations.
The leaves of Lungwort do not have any peculiar aroma but have a mucilaginous and bitter taste.
>> Health Benefits <<
Lungwort has the following medicinal effects on the human body – expectorant, astringent, demulcent, pectoral, tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and Anti-tussive. Lungwort has been named so for its positive effects against ailments of the human respiratory system. In folk medicine, Lungwort was used to treat lung diseases such as cough, grippe, catarrh, hoarseness, cold, asthma, and even tuberculosis. It is said that the herb has anti-biotic effect against chest infections. Some also believe that Lungwort can be used internally for treating bleeding of the lungs. It may also help reduce coughing, asthma/COPD symptoms, and hoarseness of the voice.
Another medicinal benefit of using Lungwort is in treating stomach and gastro-intestinal problems. Lungwort is used in tea form for getting immediate relief from diarrhea and it is said that the herb also helps in reducing bleeding of the digestive tract.
Traditionally, Lungwort has been used to treat problems related to the kidneys and the urinary tract. Some also believe that the herb has mild diuretic effects.
Lungwort is also applied topically to the skin for treating wounds as the herb has the compound allantoin which is known for its wound-healing properties. The herb is also used externally to treat the following conditions – burns, eczema, ulcers, sores and hemorrhoids. Lungwort works by acting as an astringent and also by reducing inflammation from wounds and bruises. **Extract is not for skin application, however we can make an herbal oil version if requested.
It is said that the herb was used by tribal members and in folk medicine to reduce bleeding due to excess menstrual flow. Some believe Lungwort may also help in treating disorders of the thyroid gland.
Extracted from: Dried Herb
Herb: Alcohol Ratio- 1:2
🌿 A good strong herbal tincture is some of the best medicine available. The strong taste is largely due to the amount of herb that has been drawn into the liquid, and alcohol draws out more herbal properties than anything else. While you can make tinctures out of glycerin, they will not be as strong and will not have the same extended shelf life as an alcohol tinctured herb. A less powerful tincture means that you will have to take more to equal the same dose as one made from alcohol.
🌿 Fun fact: The amount of alcohol in the average dose of a tincture is equal to the amount of alcohol in a ripe banana.
If you would like us to make an extract using kosher vegetable glycerin instead, please leave a note in regards to this at checkout.
1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
>>> What is the best way to take liquid herbal extracts?
Mix the liquid extract into water or juice for consumption. Mix the prescribed number of extract drops into 1-2 ounces of water. You can also add the drops to warm tea (not piping hot) or juice. Certain herbs may be damaged by high heat, so avoid adding the extract to "hot" water or coffee. Taking them straight from the dropper may cause a burning sensation in the mouth. If you choose to take the extract straight, please have water handy to drink immediately after.
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Apr 30, 2022
This lungwort really helps me to breathe better. I recommmend getting some of this.
Feb 12, 2022
Really good products from this seller! 😍
Jan 4, 2022
it good but i need more
Dec 30, 2021
This stuff is so good, really helped alleviate my asthma.
Sep 4, 2021
It shipped out and arrived before the predicted due date. I used the product immediately. I saw a mosquito land on me but take off again and didn’t bite. I would give this product 10 stars if I could. The owner also wrote a very beautiful personalized note which makes me want to buy more and support the business. Great job!