Coltsfoot Leaf

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Dried coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) has been used traditionally for various medicinal purposes especially for the respiratory and expectorant properties it has. April special 15% off . . . read more

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Dried coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) has been used traditionally for various medicinal purposes, although it's important to note that its use is somewhat controversial due to potential health concerns. Here are some historical and traditional uses of dried coltsfoot:

  1. Respiratory Support:

    • Coltsfoot has a long history of use in traditional medicine for respiratory conditions such as coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.
    • Dried coltsfoot leaves were often smoked or brewed into a tea to help relieve coughs and soothe irritated throats.
  2. Expectorant Properties:

    • Coltsfoot is believed to have expectorant properties, meaning it may help promote the clearance of mucus from the respiratory tract.
    • Dried coltsfoot leaves were used to make herbal preparations aimed at loosening and expelling phlegm from the lungs.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Uses:

    • In traditional herbal medicine, coltsfoot was sometimes used for its anti-inflammatory properties, which were thought to be beneficial for conditions such as sore throat and inflamed mucous membranes.
  4. Topical Applications:

    • Infusions or poultices made from dried coltsfoot leaves were applied topically to the skin to help soothe irritation, wounds, or insect bites.
    • However, caution is advised with topical use due to potential toxicity concerns.

It's important to note that while coltsfoot has a history of traditional use, modern research has raised concerns about its safety. Coltsfoot contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, compounds that can be toxic to the liver and may cause liver damage or other adverse effects with long-term use or ingestion in large amounts. Due to these safety concerns, the use of coltsfoot for medicinal purposes is not recommended without the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Place of Origin

Albania - Trade

Botanical Name

Tussilago farfara




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