Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Health Benefits of ColtsfootColtsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a common herbal remedy for various lung, chest and respiratory system problems. It is a perennial woolly plant native to the British Isles, Europe and North America, and it is also known as Coughwort, Bullsfoot, British Tobacco, Assfoot, Horse Hoof and with other names. Coltsfoot looks a bit like dandelion, it blossoms in the early spring and reaches the height of 15-25 cm.  This herbal remedy is most commonly used in the form of coltsfoot tea.

The main components of coltsfoot include a number of nutrients and micro elements like minerals, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, pectin, volatile oils, resin, vitamin C and others. This herbal remedy is considered to be quite safe, however, pregnant, breastfeeding women and infants should avoid using it. Health benefits of coltsfoot and coltsfoot tea embrace anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic, anti-spasmodic, antitussive and other therapeutic properties of this medicinal herb.

  • Coltsfoot TeaColtsfoot has soothing effects on the respiratory system and can be used to treat the symptoms of bronchitis, emthysema, asthma, catarrh, pneumonia, laryngitis and other diseases.
  • Coltsfoot tea is an effective herbal remedy for whooping and dry coughs.
  • This herbal remedy can be used for its excellent natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Strengthening the immune system is among the most important health benefits of coltsfoot.
  • Coltsfoot tea can relieve the symptoms of cystitis.
  • Poultices of fresh or dry leaves of coltsfoot can be used to treat burns, insect bites, ulcers, inflammations, sores, swellings and other skin problems.
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