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.

Lungmoss is used for breathing problems, pain and swelling (inflammation), stomach problems, and to cause sweating, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

Be careful not to confuse lungmoss with Pulmonaria officinalis. Both are sometimes called lungwort.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lungmoss is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lungmoss is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Bronchitis.
  • Asthma.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Coughs.
  • Pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • Stomach Pain.
  • Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia).
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis).
  • Arthritis.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Promoting sweating.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lungmoss for these uses.

Dosing & administration

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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Lungmoss interacts with any medicines. Before taking Lungmoss, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


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