- What other names is Lungmoss known by?
- What is Lungmoss?
- How does Lungmoss work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lungmoss.
Lichen Pulmonaire, Lobaria pulmonaria, Lungwort, Oak Lungs, Pulmonaria.
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.
Be careful not to confuse lungmoss with Pulmonaria officinalis. Both are sometimes called lungwort.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
There isn't enough information to know how lungmoss might work.
It isn't known if lungmoss is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lungmoss during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of lungmoss depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lungmoss. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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