A Walk Through Our Physic Garden: The Respiratory Ward

Our Respiratory Ward plants include:

Elecampane (Inula Helenium) is an herb that has been used to treat coughs associated with bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough. 

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is a plant which can help respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis may be helped by inhaling steam with added eucalyptus oil. It can also relieve common cold symptoms.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a plant that is part of the mint family. It has been used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is a plant that has been used as cough medicines, to relieve fluid retention, and to treat lung diseases such as tuberculosis

Sweet Violet (Viola Ororata) in an herb. The root and parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine for treating the common cold and influenza.

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) is a plant that has been used to help open the lungs, eases spasms, tightness, and cough.

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