Lungwort

Lungwort

Lungwort ( Pulmonaria sp. ) is nice example of an interesting twist in the history of herbal healing. In the 1500 & 1600’s an idea called the “Doctrine of Signatures” was very popular. It stated that healing plants resemble or give a visual clue to what disease they cure. The leaves of Lungwort were said to resemble a diseased lung, so it was used to treat lung disorders.

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