Native to Europe and parts of Asia, Tussilago farfara is an herbaceous perennial that grows in colonies which spread through its rhizomatous root system. A member of the Asteraceae family, coltsfoot has yellow flowers, and leaves the resemble a horse’s hoof. It has a long history of use in traditional European herbalism and was often surrounded in folklore. Coltsfoot herb is commonly infused for use in topical applications.
Scientific studies have shown that Coltsfoot contains a significant amount of a substance called mucilage. This substance then coats the throat and effectively soothes the respiratory tract. It is thought that this herb has an excellent effect against Asthma, sore throat, wheezing, bronchitis and laryngitis.
Use 1 teaspoon of Coltsfoot to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and drink one to two cups a day.
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