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Coltsfoot


Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara.

Common name: Coughwort, hallfoot, horsehoof, ass's foot, foals-wort, fieldhove, bullsfoot, donnhove.

Occurrence:

commonly found wild on waste ground and riverbanks in Great Britain.

Parts used: the leaves, flowers and root.

Medicinal uses:

demulcent, expectorant and tonic. Coltsfoot is one of the most popular cough remedies and is generally taken in conjunction with horehound, marshmallow or ground ivy. It has been called 'Nature's best herb for the lungs' and it was recommended that the leaves be smoked to relieve a cough. Today, it forms the basis of British herb tobacco along with bogbean, eyebright, wood betony, rosemary, thyme, lavender and chamomile, which is said to relieve asthma, catarrh, bronchitis and lung troubles.

Administered as: syrup or smoked when dried.

 

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