Origin: Native to coastal and damp habitats in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa.
Botanical Name: Lobaria Pulmonaria
Common Names: Lungwort, Pulmonaria, Bethlehem Sage
It has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems.
Lungwort can also be applied to the skin topically. Lungwort is effective when applied to the skin because of its astringent and anti-inflammatory nature.
Aerial parts of the lungwort plant are used to prepare oral and topical formulations. The preparations are available as infusions, dried leaves, and fluid extract.