Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot is a perrenial herbaceous plant native to large parts of Europe and Asia, as well as parts of North and South America.

Coltsfoot: Latin name: (Genus) Tussilago; (Species) T. farfara.

Otherwise known as Coughwort or Foalswort, Coltsfoot has been used both medicinally and traditionally as a cough suppressant for centuries. Hence its Latin name, ‘tussilago’, which means literally ‘cough suppressant’ or ‘cough disperser’.

Historically Coltsfoot has been used to treat a range of throat and lung conditions, including asthma, laryngitis, bronchitis and a variety of irritating coughs, including whooping cough.

The crushed flowers are also said to aid skin conditions.

WARNING: Safety issues have arisen when this herb is consumed, particularly when taken long term. We therefore recommend it is for external use only.

For further information on the properties and use of Coltsfoot we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.