Common coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot had long been used medicinally, mainly as antitussive in treatment of coughs and other respiratory problems. Leaves and flowers are generally used in form of a decoction for various chest conditions. It has proven to be very helpful in treatment of spasmodic coughs. It can also be used in case of asthma, diarrhea, slow metabolism, as a blood purifier and a diuretic. Applied externally, Coltsfoot is beneficial in treatment of sores, injuries, rashes and painful joints. Safety: Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore it is advisable to contact your doctor/herbalist before consumption of any herb.