Colts Foot ( Tussilago farfara ) is wildcrafted in Albania
AKA British Tobacco, Bull's Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Foal's Foot, Foalswort, Flower Velure, Hallfoot, Horsefoot.
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.
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Actions: Expectorant, anti-tussive, anti-spasmodic, demulcent, anti-catarrhal, diuretic.
Other reported uses of Tussilago farfara involved crushing the flowers and making a poultice that is applied to the skin. The more common use of this natural herb remains that of treating respiratory ailments, however.
Trained herbalists note that Coltsfoot leaf contains mucilage, tannins and zinc, which are said to relieve inflammation and cough. However, the alkaloid substances naturally occurring in the organic herb means that in large doses, Tussilago farfara can be potentially poisonous; people with a history of liver disorders should avoid Coltsfoot leaf.
That said, trained herbalists commonly use cut Coltsfoot leaf in its dried form, mixing it with other herbs such as horehound, to relieve cough associated with various respiratory illnesses.