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i caught the end of gardening australia the other day and saw them mention this plant i can't remember the first name but the second was officionalis. does anyone know what this plant is and if it is good for lung problems?

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"pulmonaria officinalis- lungwort

because the name lungwort has been applied to both a both a flowering plant & a moss there has been some confusion amongst even the best herbal writers, who have mixed up the slightly differing attributes of both remedies, & even the common names. it is pulmonaria officinalis that is commonly known as jerusalem cowslip, & is the 'lungwort' mainly used by modern herbalists. this is emollient, expectorant, & astringent. it is used as an infusion, the whole plant being collected in late spring & dried. it will be found useful for most respiratory conditions, including coughs, bronchitis, pharyngitis & bronchial catarrh. for coughs use equal parts of colts foot & lungwort"- culpeper's colour herbal.

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cheers! btw, what is an emollient?

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emollient=soothing/softening, especially of the skin..though the lungs, GI tract, etc are sortof like the inner skins.

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:huh: Edited by Rev

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if its really an issue and anyone badly wants some ,coltsfoot is available here as a loose herb.

email me

t s t .

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does cat. c ov the TGA mean it can't be used in over the counter remedies?- because i'm sure you can get coltsfoot cough medicine.

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t st tantra:

if its really an issue and anyone badly wants some ,coltsfoot is available here as a loose herb.

email me

t s t .

thanx anyway man but just this morning i was given a small pot with about 3 coltsfoot plants in it.

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