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      Benefits of Coltsfoot Herb  - Tussilago farfara

      Coltsfoot herb information

      Coltsfoot leaf is used by herbal practitioners as a soothing expectorant and anti-spasmodic.

      Coltsfoot leaf can be used for:

      Chronic or acute bronchitis

      Irritating coughs

      Whooping cough



      Flu’s & colds

      Sore throats


      Do not take in pregnancy, breast feeding or liver disease due to presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.  Not for prolonged use in children.

      Active compounds

      Tannins, mucin, glycosidal bitter principle, inulin, zinc.

      What herbal practitioners say about Coltsfoot leaf

      In Latin coltsfoot means ‘cough dispeller’ and its one of the best cough remedies around.  It combines a soothing expectorant action with an anti-spasmodic effect and is useful in the treatment of dry, irritating coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, difficulty breathing and asthma.  It is especially useful in the treatment of chronic respiratory disorders such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  It also helps the bronchioles to recover after damage from smoking.  The leaves contain zinc which has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory action, which is useful in the treatment of sore throats, laryngitis, hoarseness, flu and colds. 

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose:                 1 - 3mls three times a day.  

      Children’s dose:        0.7 - 1mls three times a day.

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