Coltsfoot - Full Flower Package 250 g

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Coltsfoot - Full Flower Package 250 g

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    Coltsfoot - Full Flower Package 250 g

    Latin name: Tussilago farfara
    Family: Compositae
    Other names: No ass, no ass, foot, horse plow cough paws Grass, Grass Saint-Guérin, Taconnet, Procheton, Plisson, Béchion

    Botanical description

    Coltsfoot is a small perennial plant 8-30 cm tall, with creeping fleshy roots and erect stems flowering fluffy long 10 to 20 cm covered with scaly bracts tinged with red.
    The large thick leaves long-stalked rosette, sinuous and serrated edge and polygonal notched at the base (recalling the hoof of a donkey, hence one of its common names) are bright green on top and white cottony below.
    The golden yellow flowers (which are similar to dandelion) flower heads are solitary (one per stem) with central tubular florets males and females around long narrow ligules flowers.
    The fruits are achenes brown crested silky.


    - Antitussive and expectorant important;
    - Emollient and soothing respiratory tract;
    - Antispasmodic;
    - Sudorific.


    - To fight against cough in general (including that of smoking), and to promote bronchial expectoration.
    - Inflammation of the throat in general: pharyngitis, laryngitis, hoarseness, laryngitis, tracheitis
    - Broncho-pulmonary ailments


    - Decoction-infusion: Drink 3-5 cups distributed between sunrise and sunset, preferably to sweeten with honey.

    - Infusion: Drink 3-5 cups distributed between sunrise and sunset, preferably always sweeten with honey.


    The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:


    How to make an infusion easily

    For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.

    • Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat once boiling) 1 c. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), then cover.
    • Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
    • Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding some honey or natural syrup.

    How to make a decoction easily

    For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody medicinal plants).

    • Place 1 tsp. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant selected from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
    • Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
    • Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.


    Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.

    Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.

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