The wild flowering plant Tussilago farfara, which is native to Eurasia, was brought to the Western Hemisphere by settlers during the course of the last three to four centuries. Tussilago farfara, sometimes known as coltsfoot because of its leaf's resemblance to a young horse's hoof, resembles the common dandelion in appearance but grows very differently. Tussilago farfara is edible, just like many bulk herbs.
Coltsfoot Leaf has a wide range of historical applications. It's amazing to think that dried Coltsfoot Leaf was actually "smoked"; in other words, it was placed in a pipe and patients would inhale the fumes. Naturally, this kind of Coltsfoot Leaf use probably did more harm than good, but dried Coltsfoot Leaf is still employed as a tobacco substitute in herbal smoking mixtures.
The blossoms of Tussilago farfara have also been reported to be crushed and used into a skin-applied poultice.
Coltsfoot leaf includes mucilage, tannins, and zinc, according to qualified herbalists. However, Tussilago farfara can possibly be harmful in excessive amounts because to the alkaloid compounds that naturally occur in the organic herb; persons with a history of liver diseases should avoid Coltsfoot Leaf.
NOTICE: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.
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