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(Pulmonaria officinalis)
Common names: Jerusalem Cowslip, Jerusalem Sage, Maple Lungwort, Spotted Comfrey, Spotted Lungwort.
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Parts Used: Leaves. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: According to the Doctrine of Signatures, this plant was named Lungwort because the leaves resemble lungs.

Used externally, this herb is believed to aid in the healing of all wounds.

When used internally, as in a tea, folk medicine maintains that it is effective in relieving respiratory problems.

Valued as a treatment for asthma and bronchitis and helpful as an expectorant, it can relieve coughing, hoarseness and diarrhea.



  1. Boil 1 pint of water. Allow to stand 30 seconds.
  2. Add 2 ounces of chopped leaves to water. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for hour.
  4. Strain out leaves and discard. Allow to cool.
  5. Dosage: Take in frequent 3-4 ounces doses.
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