Plants and Health

Pulmonary: ideal plant against coughs


The pulmonary is full of multipleactive subtancesuseful in the preparation of many cough suppressant pharmaceuticals. His leavesand his flowering topsalso contain medicinal virtuesmuch appreciated.

From its botanical name "Pulmonaria officinalis ", the pulmonary is a herbaceous plant, recognizable by its rustic but silky tuft, and its decorative flowering: the flowers are purplish redand sheets arelargeand smeared with white spots.

Previously, young shoots were eaten in salads, and steamed leaves replaced spinach.

What are his therapeutic properties and virtues and what uses to make of it to get the best of its benefits?

Pulmonary, for the record

Also called “Herb in the lungs”, “herb milk of Notre-Dame” or “Grande pulmonaire”, the pulmonarywould have been discoveryat Middle ages. Since ancient times, it was already very popular in gastronomy and its young shoots were eaten in salads. Later, it was recommended to treat respiratory ailments.

The name pulmonary has its origins in the Middle Ages. The people of this era saw in it a sign from God, and its appearance would recall the image of a "sick lung". Pulmonary is currently cultivated all over Europe, particularly in the humid areas of France and Switzerland.

Long used as expectorant, others medicinal properties were then discovered to him. His efficiencyis confirmed against cough, bronchitis, sore throat, tuberculosis, asthma. It is also proven in the treatment inflammation, and is very popular in the manufacture of astringent products.

Pulmonary: properties and health benefits

Notre-Dame's pudding contains the tannins, the mucilages, thesalicilic acid, the saponins, minerals and silica.

In herbal tea (to treat bronchitis), Lung Grass is recognized for its properties expectorant and emollient. It is also a mucolytic, a diaphoretic, and one diureticbecause it promotes the evacuation of toxins and urination.

We also recognize its virtues anti-inflammatory and astringent, because it tightens the tissues, treats chapped skin, sores and even hemorrhoids.

Because of its virtues soothing and softening, health professionals recommend it in case of respiratory problems (sore throat, acute and chronic cough, asthma, tuberculosis).

Its effectiveness is also appreciated during laryngitisthanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Use of the pulmonary

The preparation of the tisanePulmonary is made from dried leaves. They are available in pharmacies, but the leaves can also be harvested fresh and dried by oneself.

  • Manual :

For 200mlof water, measure 2 tbsp. 1/2 teaspoon dried leaves. Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the leaves. Add a few leaves ofmint to reduce its bitter taste. Leaveinfusefor 10 min. Filter the drink. Drink it 3 times a day(if possible) during meals.

To increase theanti cough effectand more efficiency, add 1 spoonful of honeyto your herbal tea.

Find out more and get a personalized and adapted dosage, it is essential to refer to a medical opinion.


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