Lungmoss

What other names is Lungmoss known by?

Lichen Pulmonaire, Lobaria pulmonaria, Lungwort, Oak Lungs, Pulmonaria.

What is Lungmoss?

Lungmoss is a kind of lichen. Lichens are organisms that are made up of fungi and algae living together. People use lungmoss to make medicine.

Lungmoss is used for breathing problems including bronchitis, asthma, and coughs. It is also used to treat pain and swelling (inflammation) and infections, and to cause sweating.

Be careful not to confuse lungmoss with Pulmonaria officinalis. Both are sometimes called lungwort.

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