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Chronic lung afflictions, acutely for influenza (most useful if given at the earliest stages of the condition), pneumonia, bronchitis, and intercostal diseases.
A bitter, nutty-flavored tonic herb that increases perspiration, acts as an expectorant, and r
Pleurisy Root (Indian Posy)
Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Bronchial Relaxant, Vasodilator
Lobelia, Grindelia, Coughwort, Mullein, Cayenne
Contains a powerful chemical that is similar to the prescription drug digoxin (Lanoxin). It might cause serious heart problems. Excessive intake can cause intestinal cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
20 to 60 grains of the powdered form may be taken three times a day. Tincture: 1-4 ml (1:5), TID
Decoction: 1/2-1 tsp per cup; 1 cup, TID
An infusion may be made by pouring a cup of boiling water over a half to one teaspoonful of t