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There is not a lot of Materia Medica for Pulmonaria officinalis, commonly called Lungwort. Murphy lists the following symptoms: ‘HOMEOPATHIC - Pul-o. is used in the treatment of bronchitis, coughs and diarrhea. Bronchial catarrhs, colds. In the past, lungwort was given for the coughing up of blood arising from tubercular infection.’
It is also used as a herbal remedy for similar lung conditions.
Hi Renu, i have not used this remedy yet so far.
ILD is a special pathophysiology where the lung tissue is slowly getting fibrosis and cannot exchage gasses appropriately.
In this study two medicinal plants from Romania, P. officinalis and C. umbellatum were evaluated – for first time – for their acetylcholinesterase and tyrosinase inhibitory effects, as well as for their antioxidant activity. The phytochemical analysis of extracts has showed high contents of biologically active compounds: polyphenols, flavones, proanthocyanidins, compounds that give antioxidant and antiradical properties of plants and probably, potential inhibitor on enzymes studied. So, the C. umbellatum extracts showed the high acetylcholinesterase inhibitory effects – 94.24%, high tyrosinase inhibitory effects – 94.03%, and high antioxidant activities 84.9% DPPH radical scavenging activity, as well as high flavone content. The P. officinalis extracts showed slightly lower acetylcholinesterase inhibitory effects – 87.7%, tyrosinase inhibitory effects – 73.69%, antioxidant activities – 75.47% DPPH radical scavenging activity, also corresponding to lower flavone content. Based on these presented data, our study suggests that these medicinal plants are promising candidates useful for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease. The two tested medicinal plants are great sources of natural antioxidants for food industry.