COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT 100G IPHYM Herbalism Tussilago farfara L.
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Used for : tracheitis
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COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT IPHYM Herbalism Tussilago farfara L.
Latin name: Tussilago farfara L.
Common names: Colt, coltsfoot
Parts used: Flower head (flower)
Origin: Europe, Asia
Properties COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT
The cut leaves of coltsfoot have antitussive properties (tussilagone is stimulating breathing, increases ventilation and raises blood pressure).
Indications and uses COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT
Using cut leaves of coltsfoot in the following cases:
- Cough, asthma, bronchitis, respiratory diseases
- Tracheitis, chronic pulmonary disease
Cons-indications with COLTSFOOT CUT SHEET
- No prolonged use or regular use (one cup flower contains about 1ppm alkaloid Alkaloids are hepatotoxic.)
Dosage COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT
To calm the cough:
Decoction or tea: Drink 1 cup at sunrise and a cup at bedtime. A preferably sweeten with honey.
Botanical description COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT
Coltsfoot is a small perennial plant from 8 to 30 cm high, with creeping fleshy roots and erect stems flowering fluffy long 10 to 20 cm covered with scaly red-tinged bracts.
The wide thick leaves long-stalked rosette, sinuous and jagged edge and polygonal indented at the base (recalling the hoof of an ass, hence one of its common names) are bright green on top and white cottony below.
The golden yellow flowers (which resemble those of dandelion) are solitary flower heads (one per stem) with the center tubular male flowers and female flowers around long narrow ligules.
The fruits are achenes brown silky tassel.
Pharmacology COLTSFOOT SHEET CUT
Active ingredients: Alkaloids pyrrolizidinic, mucilage, flavonoids, carotenoids, triterpenes
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