origin : Croatia
The Tussilago farfara is a wild flowering plant native to Eurasia that was introduced to the Western Hemisphere by settlers over the past 3-4 centuries. More commonly known as Coltsfoot (leaf of this plant resembles a young horse's hoof), Tussilago farfara looks a great deal like the common dandelion, but grows quite differently. Coltsfoot is edible.
Traditionally, Coltsfoot Leaf has had many uses. Amazingly, the dried Coltsfoot Leaf was actually "smoked" - in other words, this medicinal herb was put in a pipe from which patients would draw the fumes into their lungs, dried Coltsfoot Leaf is still used in herbal smoking blends as a tobacco substitute.
Other reported uses of Tussilago farfara involved crushing the flowers and making a poultice that is applied to the skin.
MAIN ACTIONS :
- anti inflammatory
- aids chronic cough
- respiratory support
- warm + neutral
Warning: can be potentially poisonous; people with a history of liver disorders should avoid
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.
In addition, many herbs are not safe in pregnancy, lactation, children, and in certain health conditions.
When using plants medicinally, please check with your licensed healthcare provider. In addition, strongly consider working with a trained herbalist.