Lungwort (Pulmonariae herba)

Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Pulmonariae herba, lungwort

Composition of Drug

Lungwort, consisting of the dried plant section of Pulmonaria officinalis L. [Fam. Boraginaceae] and effective pharmaceutical preparations of same.


Lungwort preparations are used in the treatment of illnesses and conditions of the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract, the kidney and urinary tract, and also are used as an astringent and in the treatment of wounds.

Efficacy in the areas of use has not been sufficiently proven.


None known.


Since the efficacy of the lungwort preparations has not been sufficiently documented in the above-named areas, its therapeutic use cannot be recommended.