Widely used medicinally throughout the medieval period, Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis, Jerusalem Cowslip, or Herb of Mary) was actually one of the herbs used in original, documented, attempts to cure the bubonic plague that swept through Europe. It was also later used as an herb that was supposed to offer protection against evil magic and evil spirits, and was sometimes used to identify witches.
Today, most herbalists recognize Lungwort as possessing qualities that make it useful for relieving pain, and reducing inflammation. It is also an expectorant, making it useful in treating bronchial problems. To this end it has, in the past, been used to create a soothing gargle. Lungwort is also said to be quite useful in stopping bleeding, and is often used to help heal after passing kidney stones.
This is a 1 oz packet of cut Lungwort Leaf.