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Coltsfoot Remedies


Other Names: Coltsfoot, Coughwort, British tobacco, Bullsfoot, Butterbur, Cough herb, Flower Velure, Foal's Foot, Fool's Foot, Horse-foot, Horsehoof, Hallfoot, Ass's Foot, Foalswort, fieldhove, Donnhove, Tussilago Farfara
Traditional Usages: Asthma, Catarrh, Dry Coughs, Smoker's Cough, Whooping Cough, Bronchial Asthma, Diarrhea, Herbal Tobacco for Coughs, Flu, Sinus Problems, Wound Healing, Sore Throats, Whopping cough, Sore throats,
Resources: Europe, North Africa, Western Asia, US,
Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers
Administration Method: Powdered herb for infusions, pressed plant juice for internal use.
Herb Action: Anti-inflammatory, demulcent, emollient, expectorant
Health Warning: Like comfrey and borage, coltsfoot contains small amounts of liver toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (P A.s).  The effects of the P A.s are cumulative. Coltsfoot consumption should be avoided during pregnancy, or limited to short-term use due to its pyrrolizidine alkaloids content.  Little is known about the effects of the P.A.s on the fetus.  Any person with debilitating liver conditions should avoid using coltsfoot.


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