LUNGWORT Overview Information
Lungwort is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse lungwort with lungmoss.
People take lungwort to treat breathing conditions, stomach and intestinal ailments, and kidney and urinary tract problems. Lungwort is also used in cough medicines, to relieve fluid retention, and to treat lung diseases such as tuberculosis.
Some people apply lungwort directly to the skin as a drying agent (astringent) and to treat wounds.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information to know how lungwort might work.
- Breathing conditions.
- Stomach and intestinal conditions.
- Kidney and urinary tract conditions.
- Fluid retention.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
LUNGWORT Side Effects & Safety
It is not known if lungwort is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lungwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of lungwort depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lungwort. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.