Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) - 4a

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

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(Coltsfoot - 03) The coltsfoot is a native of Europe, which was imported to the United States to treat coughs (tussis is Latin for cough).  The leaves of the coltsfoot were used as an ingredient in herbal tobacco, which was smoked as a cure for asthma.  Coltsfoot tea, sweetened with honey, was used for colds and asthma.  Even the flower stocks of the coltsfoot were used to make "syrup of coltsfoot", which was recommended for treating chronic bronchitis.
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